Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme. The Department of Basic Education deals with schools throughout South Africa, from Grade R to 12 and adult literacy programmes. The DBE was formerly part of the National Department of Education before it split into two:
- DBE (Department of Basic Education) and
- DHE (Department of Higher Education)
The departments goal is to create a sustainable South African education system for the 21st century one where all learners have access to learning, training and education. Their vision is that the education system will improve the quality of life for all South Africans and create a peaceful, prosperous and democratic country
Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme General Criteria
The following below are the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme General Criteria:-
- The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme will target students who are below 30 years of age to be considered for funding;
- The applicant must be a South African citizen;
- The applicant must be accepted into an approved B.Ed. degree or PGCE programme to specialize in two or more of the priority areas;
- The applicant should demonstrate good academic ability;
- An exemption, endorsement, or ‘admission to bachelor degree studies’ pass at matric/Grade 12 level.
- At least a level 4 passes at matric level in the subject which leads on to the priority area/subject in which the applicant will specialize to teach.
- For students who wish to specialize in the Foundation Phase, a pass in Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy at Grade 12 level is required.
- In addition, a level 4 passes in the Home Language is required.
- Students who wish to specialize in the teaching of Technology subjects, including CAT, and who do not have these subjects at matric level, must have at least a level 4 pass in Mathematics.
- The Funza Lushaka bursary is a prestigious bursary aimed at attracting high quality students to become teachers. Thus it does not fund an extended programme.
- Students will need to meet the legal and institutional entrance requirements, and be accepted into a study programme before they can apply for the bursary.
- The applicant must show commitment to a teaching career, which includes: interest in working with young people; enthusiasm for a professional career in teaching; readiness to face and surmount difficult challenges and personal integrity;
- The applicant must be committed to teach in any school to which a student may be placed by a Provincial Education Department (PED); and
- The decision of the selection panel is final and no negotiations will be entered into to favor any student once selections are completed.
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