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Mandera KNUT branch decry teachers’ shortage crisis

The Mandera Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has called on area communities to be supporting teachers especially those from other parts of the country.

Area KNUT executive secretary Mohamed Kullow Sheikh while speaking during his re-election said he is committed to working to improve the working standards of teachers.

He said the region remains under-staffed due to insecurity challenges but pledged to pressurize the teachers Service Commission to increase staff in the border county.

The region lost 28 teachers in 2014 after a bus they were travelling in while heading to Nairobi for December holidays was stopped as bullets were sprayed at them.

This was followed by a mass exodus of teachers especially non locals.

In January 2020 the region faced another teachers’ crisis after TSC transferred tutors from other parts of the country citing insecurity after three of them were killed by the Al Shabaab during a night raid.

by Dickson Githaiga

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