Applications for the 2019 Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme will open on 5 October 2018 through a new online registration system aimed to offer a more fluid and effective process.
The new system is being launched by the Department of Basic Education under the guidance of the State Information Technology Agency (SITA).
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 Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme with a core focus to promote teaching as a profession. Bursaries are made available to enable eligible students to complete a teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients of these bursaries will be 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
on Friday, 5 October, to apply for the 2019 Funza Lushaka intake.