A union official has raised an uproar over teacher shortage in the country.
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education (KUPPET) Nandi County secretary Paul Rotich said teacher shortage in the country was negatively affecting the quality of education in the country.
He decried that some schools were heavily affected making such institutions unable to compete with other schools at a fair ground.
Calling upon the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to hire more teachers as schools reopen for third term, Rotich said statistics of the shortage was alarming.
“In Nandi county, we have a shortfall of 4,000 teachers in secondary school. So I give a challenge to the ministry to hire teachers for better learning of our learners,” said Rotich who was addressing press in Kapsabet town.
At the same time, Rotich called upon the transport sector to ensure that the students have reached school safely and follow the traffic rules.
“I want to urge the drivers not to hike fare and to ensure that they drive safely as they take students to schools,” he said.
He called upon the teachers to ensure that they follow Covid-19 ministry of health regulations.
“The best option is to ensure that students follow Covid-19 protocols to avoid contracting the disease,” he said.