Education Ministry says it will not be able to place unemployed teaching graduates

Education Ministry says it will not be able to place unemployed teaching graduates
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The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, says it will not be able to place unemployed teaching graduates.
However, they are encouraged to apply for posts they qualify for, as they will be advertised in local print media.
This comes after the Ministry received a list of unemployed graduates in the field of education through petitioners, Regional Councils, NANTU and the Office of the President.
In a press statement the Ministry says, they have captured in a database all names, contact details, where these were provided as well as the type of qualification and area of specialisation.
The Ministry, however, says they are obliged to adhere to the recruitment process as stipulated in the Recruitment Policy Framework in the Public Service of Namibia.
This means that all vacant post will be advertised to give equal opportunity to all aspirant graduates to apply for the post.
Majority of the unemployed teachers are qualified in the area of Junior Primary, the Ministry has identified the need for 180 posts in an expansion of access for pre-primary.
Further expansion of access is allocated another 140 posts.
The 488 posts will be advertised through Regional Directorates of Education, Arts and Culture.
However regions, are encouraged to prioritise unemployed qualified graduates.
The advert for these posts will run for two weeks in order to speed up the recruitment process.