The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has rolled out a program to replace teachers who have left the service due to natural causes.
This is according to the TSC Chairperson Dr Jamleck Muturi, who said that there are open vacancies available to replace the teachers who left through natural attrition.
Addressing the press in Tambach Teachers Training College in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Muturi said that the government is going to consider areas that have shortage during the time of recruiting and deployment of teachers.
He noted that the government is working to increase the number of teachers in schools so as to improve the quality of learning in all government institutions.
“Nationally we have a deficit of about 100,000 teachers, but the government is always giving us the opportunity to recruit 5,000 teachers every year,” he said.
Speaking while addressing various stakeholders in the education sector in Elgeyo Marakwet, Muturi told them to work together in order to achieve quality education across the county.
While noting that all stakeholders play a key role in ensuring that learners get good quality education, the TSC boss noted that that the commission is working to create a conducive environment for learners and teachers.
He said that they are currently recruiting teachers across the country, while encouraging those who have graduated to apply for the vacancies.
By Walter Kibet and Monique Ayako