Education dismisses 2018 teaching vacancy list on social media

03 Aug 2017 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 03 AUG (NAMPA) - The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture on Thursday distanced itself from a 2018 teaching vacancy list circulating on social media.
Permanent Secretary, Sanet Steenkamp said in a media statement that the information circulated by unknown persons is not authentic and was never approved by the Secretary to Cabinet, George Simataa.
“In the light of the above-mentioned fake list, the Education Ministry is requesting all the stakeholders in the education fraternity to strictly disregard the teaching vacancy list for 2018 that is currently being circulated on the social media platforms in the country,” she said.
According to Steeenkamp, the Education Ministry is in the process of approaching the relevant authorities for the approval and release of the authentic teaching vacancy list for 2018.
“We understand the interest and anxiety that the circulation of the apparent fake teaching vacancy bulleting has created.
“The Ministry of Education would, therefore, like to assure all stakeholders that the authentic and approved teaching vacancy list for 2018 will be issued in due course and will be widely distributed in all parts of the country,” said Steenkamp.
The 133-page document contains all the apparent vacant teaching posts for the 2018 academic year in all 14 regions.
It specifies posts descriptions, salary scales, names of specific schools where teachers are needed, the number of teachers needed, grading of minimum requirements and a job description performance criteria.