#CelebritiesAreNotTeachers gains momentum as teachers slam department of education for choosing ”dropout” celebs for teaching gig

It’s a mess on Twitter as South African qualified teachers and tutors slam the department of education for handing teaching gig to ”dropout” and under qualified celebs.

Mzansi celebs are always hard at work securing the bag with different gigs, as jobs in the industry are few and far between. But this time around their expertise has been scrutinized by many.

This follows after numerous celebs including the like of Mohale Motaung, Penny Lebyane, Khaya Mthethwa, Somizi and Pearl Modiadie, were hired on the Free Stem Lockdown Digital School, a digital learning platform, aimed at assisting pupils with their studies during the lockdown period.

Professional teachers took to Twitter, to weigh in their opinions and slammed the Department of Education, for hiring celebs instead of them.

The #CelebritiesAreNotTeachers, has been flooded with tweets from teachers and ordinary South Africans who are rallying behind them. Tweeps felt like, there was no need for celebrities to be hired because they do not have any relevant teaching qualifications.

Some said the pass rate has been very low, and the government is busy hiring celebs who do not have any teaching experience.

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