The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has promised to deploy more teachers to Mandera County to replace those who left for security reasons during a wave of terror attacks in the region.
Speaking during a forum that brought together education stakeholders in the county, the TSC Director for Administration Ibrahim Mumin said that soon, the wide gap in teaching staff will be closed.
TSC is aware of the situation in Mandera and we are making every effort to ensure that staffing is stable. We want to replace teachers whom we lost through natural attrition and those that were transferred, he said.
Mr. Mumin revealed that the gap will be filled by employing local teachers who recently graduated from different teacher training colleges.
We are aware of quite a number of local teachers who graduated with degrees, diplomas and P1 certificates who are ready to serve in Mandera and we shall be employing them soon, he said.
Mandera schools are currently under staffed following mass exodus of non-local teachers since 2014 after some 28 teachers were brutally killed by the Al Shabaab while in a Nairobi bound bus.
Source: Kenya News Agency