Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has promised to review the government’s delocalization policy which led to the transfer of teachers from their home areas to other regions.
The teachers who were transferred will be given a chance to apply for the review.
Speaking during an induction workshop for the taskforce on education reforms in Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (Cemastea) in Karen yesterday, the DP promised to meet with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) next week and address the issue.
“The transfer of teachers to other regions placed their families in an awkward state. We want to address this issue in order to build strong family ties for a stronger nation,” said Gachagua.
The delocalization policy was widely opposed by all teachers unions when TSC introduced it.
The DP revealed that during the talks with TSC, they will also come up with a plan to recruit 116,000 teachers.
He stated that President William Ruto and the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) had a meeting on Tuesday to organize and explore ways of raising Ksh3 trillion to enable the government accomplish its obligations.
He also added that the new regime is focused on improving the country’s economy in the first two years of its administration.
Gachagua also promised education stakeholders that President Ruto’s administration will support them.
“We will never allow an official in this country to walk into an institution and reprimand a teacher or lecturer in front of the students,” said the DP.
The DP announced that the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) will not be abolished as the taskforce formed will look into ways of improving it instead.
According to a Kenya Gazette notice, the 49-member taskforce will among other things evaluate the CBC.