President William Ruto has announced the automatic promotion of teachers who excel in their duties.
Speaking during the Kenya Music Festival Winners’ State Concert at State House Nakuru, Ruto said the government has worked with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to award teachers who perform well by promoting them.
“This year, we have provided for the promotion of five thousand teachers directly and thirty-six thousand teachers will be promoted indirectly,” said Ruto.
Further, the Head of State said the government has provided Ksh.1 billion to cater for the promotion of this group of teachers.
“I want to encourage teachers to step forward, do their best because apart from doing what we are supposed to do, want to promote those who excel, those who do well because they have gone beyond their call of duty,” said Ruto.
In addition, Ruto said that the teachers who trained the students who performed at the State Concert be included in the list of those who will be promoted this year.
“I want to recommend to CS Education that the teachers who have done this phenomenal job, who have trained these young people, written the script and done the exemplary work should join those to be promoted in this cycle.
I believe they deserve this promotion because they have excelled and have gone beyond the call of duty,” stated Ruto.
Also, the president said TSC hired fifty-six thousand teachers in the January and July recruitment.
This he says is to make sure learners in primary and secondary schools have enough teachers to benefit from.
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Furthermore, Ruto said the government has addressed all the problems associated with the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
“In formulating and straightening all the challenges that were there with CBC, I am very proud to announce to the country that all the challenges that were with CBC have been sorted out.
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Our children can now learn knowing very well where we are all going and parents should be sure of what is happening to their children, “said Ruto.
Ruto explained that education is central to the development of the country’s agenda since it contributes to sharpening human resources.
In addition, President stated that his government allocated the highest amount of funds to the education sector in the history of Kenya’s budget.