Ki­ambu hires 1,081 nurs­ery school tu­tors

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

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.

/STAN­LEY NJENGA

ECDE teach­ers on Satur­day when they were given em­ploy­ment let­ters by the Ki­ambu govern­ment

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