Ruto’s Message to JSS Teachers over Salary Delay
Ruto’s Message to JSS Teachers over Salary Delay. According to President Ruto, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is wrapping up the paperwork procedure before sending out salaries to Junior Secondary School (JSS) teachers whose payments have been postponed for six months.
The President recently noted during a joint media interview that the government was aware of the difficulties facing teachers and urged them to have patience as the process was almost complete.
“Education is the most crucial tool for honing our human capital. According to our constitution’s article 53, my government is dedicated to ensuring that 1.19 million students have access to quality free and required basic education.
The administration is firmly committed to improving the Competency Based Curriculum, the President noted.
“We want to intervene by hiring diploma holders and elevating primary school teachers in order to put an end to the catastrophe by September of this year. My government is extremely certain that, with the help of my education staff, we will put the curriculum into practice and enable the system to flourish,” he said.
According to Ruto, the government has already hired 35,000 teachers to fill the teacher shortage and make up for the meager 5,000 teachers hired per year by past administrations.
He continued by saying that they will find ways to hire more teachers in order to address the country’s present 110,000 teacher shortage by assuring budgetary allocation to address the situation through supplemental budgets.
In order to address the scarcity of instructors in tertiary institutions, Ruto stated that the government is also looking to hire an additional 1,300 lecturers in the supplementary budgets.