Eastern Cape Department of Education Teaching Assistants Stipend Issue Resolved

EASTERN CAPE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT RESOLVES THE DELAYED PAYMENTS OF EDUCATION AND GENERAL ASSISTANTS

The Eastern Cape Department of Education wishes to tender its sincere apology to the general assistants and education assistants whose stipends have been paid to their schools through a BAS run on 30 December 2021.
The Department experienced a technical error which resulted in delayed payments across the province, but a circular was send to schools to pay the EAs and GAS from their school budgets. We thank all the schools who conformed, and made the payments earlier this week.

The Department has yesterday made a payment to all participating schools and funds will be available by Wednesday, January 5th, 2022.

“We acknowledge the delay and the inconvenience caused, and we thank all our assistants who managed to be patient enough as we worked around the clock to resolve the issue and as such a payment has been made to all participating schools to pay the outstanding assistant’s remunerations,” said Dr Naledi Mbude, the EC Head of Department.

The Department urges all participating schools principals to prioritise this matter and ensure that everyone of the EAs and GAs are paid as soon as the money appears in the school accounts on Wednesdays, January 5th, 2021 so that they focus on their work which resumes when schools open for 2022 calendar year.
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Nyameka Mgijima-Tokwe