Study Shows A Large Number Of SA Teachers Are Headed For Retirement

Written by on 2 December, 2022

By: Xolani Khumalo

The South African public education system will see a massive wave of teacher retirements in 2030.

A study has shown that 49% of the country’s publicly-employed teachers were aged 50-plus last year, and are looking to retire between ages 55 and 60.

Professor Nic Spaull of the Research On Socioeconomic Policy Group says the country now faces an ageing teacher population.

He told eNCA that primary schools will be impacted more than secondary schools as there are more older teachers.

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