An im­proved Funza Lushaka on­line sys­tem

Vuk'uzenzele - - Yoguetnhefroaclus -

THE BUR­SARY is awarded on merit and on con­di­tion of ex­cep­tional per­for­mance.

You might have ex­pe­ri­enced tech­ni­cal glitches when ap­ply­ing for the Funza Lushaka Bur­sary but thanks to a new and im­proved on­line sys­tem this will be a thing of the past.

The Depart­ment of Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion un­der the guid­ance of the State In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Agency or SITA has un­der­gone a process to mi­grate the Funza Lushaka On­line Reg­is­tra­tion Sys­tem to a more fluid and ef­fec­tive on­line sys­tem.

“We are ex­cited about the mod­ernised sys­tem, we have ex­pe­ri­enced many chal­lenges in fully achiev­ing on the high am­bi­tions we have for the ad­min­is­tra­tion of the bur­sary pro­gramme,” said Funza Lushaka Bur­sary Pro­gramme Di­rec­tor Ger­rit Coet­zee.

He added that in mov­ing into a new era he was con­fi­dent that the sys­tem will al­low for an im­proved man­age­ment of the Bur­sary Pro­gramme.

The Funza Lushaka bur­sary pro­gramme is a multi-year pro­gramme that pro­motes the re­cruit­ment of peo­ple to study teach­ing with the ul­ti­mate goal of en­cour­ag­ing teach­ing in pub­lic schools as a pro­fes­sion among peo­ple un­der the age of 30.

The mod­ernised sys­tem will al­low for more seam­less reg­is­tra­tion of can­di­dates on the front end while al­low­ing for im­proved se­lec­tion, mon­i­tor­ing and place­ment of can­di­dates and ben­e­fi­cia­ries while fur­ther strength­en­ing iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of de­fault­ing bur­sars and re­in­forc­ing the mon­i­tor­ing of the NSFAS dis­tri­bu­tion process.

As a key lever to­wards im­prov­ing the over­all qual­ity of teach­ing, the bur­saries are made avail­able to en­able el­i­gi­ble stu­dents to com­plete a teach­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tion in an area of na­tional pri­or­ity.

Re­cip­i­ents of th­ese bur­saries are re­quired to teach at a pub­lic school for the same num­ber of years that they re­ceived the bur­sary.

Cur­rent and prospec­tive can­di­dates are en­cour­aged to visit the Funza Lushaka web­site to ap­ply for the 2019 Funza Lushaka in­take.

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