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State to hire 20,000 teachers to address shortage

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu

The Government is committed to ensure teacher student ratio is realistic and attainable by employing 20,000 more teachers who will address the acute shortage being witnessed in the country.

Speaking at Kolanya girl’s national school, education CS Ezekiel Machogu noted that already the Kenya Kwanza administration has employed 50,000 teachers within its first year in office.

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The CS who also affirmed his commitment on improving school infrastructures gifted Kolanya Girls and St. Pauls Amukura Ksh 10 million cheque each to improve their infrastructure to meet the standard and population in the two schools.

Either Machogu called on parents to take advantage of various TVET institutions to equip their children with relevant skills for the job market.

His sentiment comes amidst an outcry by Member of Parliament of Teso south Mary Emase, needing the government to promote teachers as a motivating factor to boost overall performance in school.

Either the school principal noted that as a national school already they were worse hit by the shortage with only 40 TSC employed teachers against a target of over 65 teachers which is in line with ministry of Education guidelines.

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