Government intends to hire 30,000 teachers beginning January 2023
President William Ruto has said the government will hire at least 30,000 teachers beginning January 2023 in a move to close the tutor shortage in schools.
The President stated that this will be the first step in absorbing more than 116,000 teachers.
“I have already held discussions with Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and starting January, at least 30,000 will be employed. As I promised during my campaign, that the government will employ more teachers in the country,” Ruto said.
Ruto said the government will collaborate with the National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NG-CDF) to improve school infrastructure.
He assured the country during the opening of Komarock South Primary School, which was sponsored by the Embakasi Central NG-CDF, that the school food program would be expanded and made more inclusive in order to increase enrolment and performance.
The President stated that the government aimed to increase funding for educational institutions in order to equip and renovate their facilities. He further said that the government recognizes the need of ensuring that youngsters have the necessary skills to thrive in a knowledge-based economy.
“We appreciate the role Members of Parliament continue to play in enhancing access to quality education. The Government commits to channel more funds to learning institutions to equip, and upgrade their infrastructure,” said the President.
Ruto stated that student retention is critical in determining Kenya’s young generation’s future.
Deputy President Rigathi, for his part, asked Members of Parliament to be open and accountable in their use of CDF in order for more development to be realized at the grassroots.