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education90Cape Times reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has indicated its support for the government’s decision to appoint an “unqualified” person as Klipspruit West Secondary School’s principal despite the community objections.  

It has emerged that the preferred candidate scored only the third highest points during the interview with the panel but got the position instead of another candidate, who received the highest score.  The community said the procedure was flawed and kept secret from them.  The national Department of Basic Education is investigating the matter and a report is expected soon.  But on Tuesday, Sadtu’s general secretary in Gauteng, Tseliso Ledimo, said there was nothing untoward with the process followed to hire the successful candidate and that the department, as the employer, could make the final decision.  He added that the involvement of the community in the appointment of a desired candidate would cause problems because the community “has limited access to information of hiring professionals.  If we open that process to community structures, we will have chaos.”

  • Read this report by Lindile Sifile in full at Cape Times

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