4000 Teachers Required In This County To Curb Under-staffing
4000 Teachers Required In This County To Curb Under-staffing. Mombasa County, according to Education Highlights, requires 4,000 trained teachers immediately to address the understaffing issue in the area.
Dan Aloo, executive secretary of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), Kilindini chapter in Mombasa, has urged the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to hire more teachers nationwide and send them to Mombasa County to address the understaffing issue.
Shortage of teachers
In the region, 4,000 teachers are needed, of which 2,000 are needed for primary schools, 1,000 are needed for secondary schools, and 1,000 are needed for ECDE centers, he continued.
Dan pointed out that the county’s schools are overburdened due to the increase in enrollment brought on by the 100 percent transition and require more instructors to maintain proper service delivery.
Aloo stated that “many schools in the county lack enough teachers, while pupil and student enrollment have increased, making teachers’ work rather challenging.”
Aloo had pleaded with the government at the time to allocate more money for infrastructure in the region to address the issue of classrooms and provide students with a comfortable learning environment.
He also pointed out that many students are studying in an unhygienic setting, and he urged the region’s education stakeholders to mobilize to build facilities to accommodate the burgeoning population.
Junior Secondary School
Aloo has also noted that students who have just entered junior secondary lack access to enough classes to continue their education.
In order to solve the deteriorating situation, he has urged the stakeholders in education to step up and work closely together.
He encouraged them to make sure the facilities are properly furnished so that JSS students may learn in a comfortable setting.
Efficiency in the classroom
The county has long had poor performance because there are not enough teachers or enough physical learning facilities.
The stakeholders have been urged by the Executive Secretary to band together and collaborate in order to raise the region’s educational standards.