Leaders in Tana Delta Sub County in Tana River County have urged the form four leavers to enroll in education courses in colleges and universities across the county in a bid to prevent further teacher shortages in public schools in the region.
Led by Garsen Member of Parliament, Ali Wario, they voiced their frustrations about the lack of teachers in the78 primary schools distributed in the area attributing to the devastating decrease in the number of teachers due to the abolishment of the teacher delocalization program in Kenya Kwanza regime leading to the teacher deficit of 200 in the Sub County.
Speaking during a Thanksgiving ceremony on Sunday, Wario challenged students from the area to take education courses to bridge the gap left behind by non-local teachers who get transfers to other places.
It was also revealed that most teachers posted in the area felt uncomfortable working in the marginalized parts of the County.
At the same time, Galole Member of Parliament, Said Hiribae accused the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) who is the teachers’ employer of favoritism during the recruitment of teachers whereby residents from the area were being locked out.
The Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary and former Tana River Women Representative Rehema Hassan encouraged girls to focus their energies on education and desist from early marriages.
Tana Delta Sub County area is almost 16,000 square kilometers in measurement.
By Vostine Ratemo
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