Number of Recruited Teachers to Increase to 52,000 From 32,000 as Teaching Profession To Attract More Trainees.
The government has admitted the shortage of Teachers across the country as it operates in a bid of filling the gap of Teachers in future recruitments.
There is a shortage of 100,000 Teachers across the country as the government has pledged the increase in the number of Recruited Teachers from the previous recruitment of 32,000 teachers to 52,000 Teachers.
Speaking, education expert Otoa Sifuna said that the government should encourage recruitment of trained teachers in a bid of encouraging youths to join teachers training colleges and universities.
Most of the graduates from teachers training colleges and universities are unemployed as the government has been asked to exhibit the interest in encouraging the recruitment of education trainees to fill the gap of shortage of teachers in the country.
“The government vigorous show of interest in restructuring the education sector and decision to start hiring what could be termed as an attractive hopes among teachers have revived hopes among trainees and graduates that they have a future,_ education expert Otoa Sifuna said
The educationist argued that hiring of trained teachers will encourage youths to join education training colleges and universities, adding that the move will curb the challenge of unemployment of trained teachers in the country.
“We appreciate and encourage the government to continue hiring all qualified teachers to reduce shortage,” he said
Following the new system of education with the new curriculum, the government is set to employ more teachers to attend learners in Junior Secondary School in a bid of boosting the new system of education with the new curriculum of competency Based Curriculum, CBC.