President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that the government will employ 10,000 teachers and 1,000 ICT interns this year to support digital learning during the current covid-19 pandemic.
“KSh. 6.5 Billion (has been allocated) to the Ministry of Education. The purpose of this is to hire 10,000 teachers and 1,000 ICT interns to support digital learning,” the president said in an address to the public from state house on Saturday morning.
The hiring of the 10,000 more teachers will be good news to the education sector as it will go a long way in lessening the teething staffing gaps experienced in public school.
The president reassured parents and the general public that his administration was doing all that it could to ensure the education sector is brought back on course.
“We know that parents and children are concerned about what the future holds, we shall communicate in the very new future after extensive discussions that are ongoing with the relevant stakeholders,” he explained.
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president Uhuru announced that the government will also hire 5,000 more healthcare workers with diploma and certificate education level for one year to enhance the public health system; that is crucial in the fight against the corona virus pandemic.
The president was addressing the nation on how his administration is mitigating the effects of the covid-19 pandemic.
“My administration has rolled out an 8-point economic stimulus program amounting to some Sh53.7 Billion. The first element will focus on infrastructure, a total of Ksh 5 Billion has been set aside to hire local labor to engage in this undertaking,” the head of state added.
In a bid to revamp the wildlife sector, the head of state announced a huge budget that will also see over 5,000 community scouts employed.
” We will engage 5,500 community scouts under the Kenya Wildlife Service at a cost of Ksh. 1 billion. Additionally, support will be made available to approximately 160 community conservancies at a cost of Ksh. 1 billion,” he announced.
He, at the same time, announced that the country had recorded 31 more cases of covid-19 positive patients bringing the total number to 1,192.
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