Poor pay sends teachers to UK

Low pay is a key factor in the decision by many South African teachers to seek work in the UK, according to a new study.

The as-yet-unpublished study, by researchers working under the Oxford research fellow Dr Kimberly Ochs, surveyed 192 teachers recruited from other Commonwealth countries to jobs in the UK.

Ninety percent of the South Africans who responded said they did not consider financial packages at home attractive enough, compared to just over 60 percent of the Australians. - Sapa