Kiambu hires 1,081 nursery school tutors
The Kiambu government has hired 1,081 nursery school teachers on permanent and pensionable terms in a bid to upgrade the education sector. On Saturday, Governor William Kabogo gave them employment letters. He said the county government is improving infrastructure and the employment terms of caregivers in schools. “I have no problem in the pending case in court regarding employment of the ECDE teachers, as employment in the county is a mandate of the Public Service Board. The PSB members sat down with my Cabinet and agreed that the problems in ECDE must be solved. We will not wait anymore,” Kabogo said. There is a case in court over prohibiting the county from hiring the teachers. Kabogo instructed the PSB to hasten the process of making ECDE teachers permanent and pensionable employees. County Education chief officer Ann Gichohi said, “The caregivers deserve to be recognised and appreciated for their continued service to the county.” The governor urged the state to allow the county to improve standard 1, 2 and 3 education in the same way it has improved nursery schools. Kabogo said the county government will cater for the Sh300 parents pay to the ECDE centres for maintenance, hence making nursery school education free.
ECDE teachers on Saturday when they were given employment letters by the Kiambu government