Sadtu says there is a shortage of more than 2,000 teachers in KwaZulu-Natal.
While some schools in the Eastern Cape may have sufficient teachers, they may not have a library or laboratory – like Gcinubuzwe Combined School in Jansenville.
Reports by Sadtu regions in the EC add to concerns raised by members of parliament over the state of readiness of schools to re-open in the province.
Parents and SGBs of mud schools in Port St Johns say they have tried in vain to get government to build proper classrooms.
Despite government’s repeated promises to upgrade sanitation facilities in South African schools, pit toilets are all that is available to 200 learners at the school, and only one is usable.
Inequality in education is evident in the lack of laboratories for the teaching of science in poor schools.
SADTU says it is still doing its own research on the proposed GET certificate.
A lack of resources for teaching and learning of physical science remains one of the biggest challenges facing poor schools.
The Career Expo organised for learners was hailed as a success by the organisers and learners that attended.
Lack of resources especially for science remains one of the biggest challenges in providing quality education in township and rural schools in the Eastern Cape and throughout the country.
The redeployment of teachers is presenting some challenges for communities and schools in the Eastern Cape, since the decisions of school administrators can be irrational and can anger parents and learners.