AS the Bhisho Education Department tries to get money to hire more teachers to address a critical shortage, temporary teachers yesterday protested outside the Port Elizabeth district office pleading to get their jobs back.
The group of about 40 teachers, who had their contracts terminated in December, gathered at the Ethel Valentine building in Sidwell demanding answers on what criteria were used to reinstate 298 axed teachers.
One of the protesters, Luyanda Baka, said he failed to understand why the department did not take all of them back.
"As far as I'm concerned, there are 417 temps in the district and more than 700 vacancies, so we could all be accommodated," he said.
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