Isiolo South MP Mr. Abdi Koropu has urged the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to distribute teachers to schools in remote areas with fairness.
Mr. Koropu said that 10 schools in Isiolo town have a total of 100 teachers while schools in Bassa, Modogashe, and Bulesa area in the County are greatly understaffed yet they have candidates in Class 8.
The MP said his Constituency Development Fund (CDF) would build more classrooms and staff houses and asked the local TSC director to post teachers to remote areas instead of pretending they are sick so as to remain chewing ‘Miraa’ twigs in Isiolo town.
The legislator said that teachers who claim to be sick should retire on medical ground so that young people could take up their jobs.
Speaking during Education day for the County, Koropu said education standards in the the area were declining and urged the Isiolo Governor to convene an emergency meeting for stakeholders to strategise on how to resolve any problem affecting the sector.
His Isiolo North counterpart Mr. Hassan Odha echoed the same sentiments and urged the Regional Co-ordinator of Education Ms. Margaret Lesuunda to distribute national government resources fairly without bias and free of political interference.
Odha said that most secondary schools were not getting funds for development from national government and fully depend on CDF to build labs and construction of dining halls.
Isiolo Senator, Ms. Fatuma Dullo blamed poor education standards on leaders and parents for not leading from the front but blamed teachers for no good reason.
Ms. Dullo said only 26 students who sat for KCSE examination in Isiolo County last year made it to public universities while 95 per cent performed dismally.
She also challenged the County Commissioner John Ondego to deal with drug peddlers saying the trend of arresting and releasing them immediately encouraged others to join the illegal business.
In response, Mr. Ondego said that some drug peddlers have been arrested and would appear in court soon.
Source: Kenya News Agency