Mombasa urgently needs 5,000 teachers to curb shortage, KNUT says

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KNUT Mombasa branch Executive Secretary Dan Aloo joins dancers during the offical opening of Mafanikio Sacco at Ukunda in Kwale County. Photo by Collins Akong'o.

Mombasa County urgently requires 5,000 teachers to mitigate an acute shortage that has adversely affected learning in schools in the region, Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Mombasa branch Executive Secretary Dan Aloo has said.

Speaking to Education News in Mombasa town recently, Aloo called on the government to deploy more teachers to the region, saying that understaffing has also contributed to dismal performance in national examinations across the years.

He said that out of the required number, 3,000 teachers are needed in Junior Secondary Schools (JSSs) while the rest are needed in secondary schools.

Aloo advised teachers to redouble their efforts to ensure better results in this year’s KCPE and KCSE examinations.

The KNUT boss also asked parents, education stakeholders and political leaders to forward creative solutions to enhance education standards in the region.

“Cooperation among education stakeholders in the county will definitely improve both academic standards and national examination performance in the region,” he said.

By Tsozungu Kombe 

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