Residents in the rural Dr JS Moroka and Thembisile Hani local municipalities intent on pursuing teaching careers are set to benefit from a course to be offered by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in the area next year.
This comes after the Mpumalanga provincial government approved a budget for the refurbishment of the former Ndebele College of Education in Siyabuswa to be utilised as a satellite campus for UJ’s faculty of education.
Provincial government spokesperson Lebona Mosia, told The New Age that 100 students would be admitted in the 2013 academic year to study towards a B.Ed (foundation phase) degree. He also said that vacancies for lecturers had already been advertised.
The province has signed a four-year agreement with UJ and after four years the students will be part of the new university. The old college’s facilities are also being upgraded to ensure that they conform to UJ academic standards,” Mosia.said