Nyeri County Government has promoted more than 800 Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) teachers who were previously working on contract to permanent and pensionable terms.
Under the previous terms of service, the ECDE teachers were earning between Sh 10,000 and Sh12, 000 per month and were entitled to 31 per cent gratuity upon expiry of their three-year contract.
With the new contract the teachers are set to enjoy pension upon retirement as the county government will start remitting 15 per cent of the contributory pension to the County Pension Fund (CPF) while the teachers will contribute 7.5 per cent of their basic pay to the CPF.
Speaking after issuing the appointment letters to the teachers, Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga said that in addition to securing their future by giving them permanent employment, the teachers would have an opportunity to advance their skills through a series of training opportunities that the county government had lined up for them.
“In addition, it will help improve employee performance as well as help the county reduce turnover and maintain employees who possess critical skills,” said Kahiga.
By Wangari Mwangi