ABOUT THE COMPANY – SAMSTIP
The Southern African Mathematics and Science Teacher Intern Programme (SAMSTIP) aims to get to the root cause of skills shortage within South Africa, which is a lack of quality mathematics and science teachers. The programme focuses on quality education provided by ISASA member schools to produce mathematics and science teachers, by increasing the number of school-leavers from disadvantaged communities to pass mathematics.
ISASA is a non-profit organisation and is Southern Africa’s biggest, oldest and most inclusive independent (private) schools association. The organisation serves more than 800 schools in South Africa; Namibia; Botswana; Zambia; Lesotho; Swaziland; Angola and Mozambique, who in turn educate over 180 000 pupils.
ISASA represent a range of educational levels, religious affiliations, socio-economic and cultural communities. The organisation aims to create an environment whereby quality education is available to all students across southern Africa.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE
SAMSTIP in partnership with the Department of Basic Education and Investec are providing teacher intern bursary awards to prospective Senior and Further Education and Training (FET) teachers, who will specialise in the fields of Mathematics and Sciences.
The bursary will cover one of the following UNISA degrees:
- 4 year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) qualification
- 1 year postgraduate (PGCE) qualification
The bursary will cover the following expenses: UNISA tuition fees, prescribed textbooks.
Over and above the bursary award, students will be given the following opportunities: training at ISASA member schools, provided with teaching and learning resources and technology, mentorship from qualified school teachers, academic enrichment programme.
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- South African citizen
- Completed Matric (with an exemption/ Bachelor pass) AND achieved a minimum result of 60% for Mathematics and Life Science/ Physical Science, OR
- Current tertiary student with credits for Mathematics and Life Science/ Physical Science, OR
- Graduates with majors in Mathematics and/or Life Science/ Physical Science
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Applications must be done online via the following link: APPLY HERE
You may be required to submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application:
- ID document (certified copy of)
- Matric certificate (certified copy of)
- Latest tertiary record, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy of)
- Motivational letter
15 May 2018.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact TCTA directly:
Tel: 011 648 1331