Ray of hope for unemployed teachers following employment strategies by Ruto’s administration
Trained teachers who are yet to be employed have a ray of hope of getting employment sooner than they expected as Ruto’s administration have laid concrete strategies to ensure that are employed.
According to the new administration 58,000 teachers will be recruited during the first year of President William Ruto’s reign in a major stride to ease shortage in Kenyan schools.
Every year a similar number of teachers will be employed to plug the widening tutors gap in public schools in line with the Kenya Kwanza education charter.
Ruto promised to bridge the deficit in public schools within two fiscal years. “For each phase, we will hire 58,000 teachers when we form the government, to close that gap,’’ Ruto said.
President William Ruto also said that his government will work to strengthen day secondary schools to guarantee access to quality education and reduce the cost of education.
Currently, parents meet the cost of transport, meals, uniform and boarding fees under the Free Primary Education and the Free Day Secondary Education.
The president also urged that a task force be established to review Competency-Based Curriculum. He further added that his government will not scrap off CBC but rather strengthen it by encouraging further engagements with parents, teachers and stakeholders.
He said this will make the education system accessible to all, affordable and relevant to the kind of human capital needed for the economy to grow.
“We commit to continue our robust engagement with the public to facilitate the assessment of the current curriculum and education structure towards finding a sustainable solution that will capture the essence of a knowledge-based system,” he said