Good News 30,000 Teachers To Be Empoyed Starting January President Confirms
His Excellency President William Ruto has said his government will begin employing over 30,000 teachers as from January next year to fill the nationwide shortage of teacher.
Speaking yesterday at Embakasi, Nairobi County, the president said this will mark the first phase of employing a total of 116,000 teachers as planned earlier.
A statement issued by State House also stated that President Ruto plans to work hand in hand with the National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NG-CDF) to upgrade school infrastructure, as well as expanding the school feeding program in a bid to boost enrolment and performance.
During the annual ‘World Teachers Day’ celebrations last week, Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO Dr Nancy Macharia announced the hiring and posting of 14,460 new teachers across the country.
This came following an allocation of Ksh.3.7 billion by the Treasury in April to address the shortage which has partly been attributed to the 100% transition policy by the government that seeks to ensure all students who complete their primary education are fully enrolled in secondary schools.
Dr. Macharia at the time said Treasury had allocated Ksh.2.5 billion to TSC for the recruitment of 5,000 permanent teachers, and Ksh.1.2 billion for the hiring of 6,000 of their intern counterparts.
TSC had previously acknowledged a severe teacher deficiency in both primary and secondary schools, revealing that it was short of 114,581 teachers.