KNUT urges gov't to provide security for smooth learning in Mandera

KNUT urges gov't to provide security for smooth learning in Mandera

Mandera Teachers Training College

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) officials in Mandera have called for better security from the national government for easy learning in schools across the county.

Executive Secretary Hussein Hassan, while speaking during this year's AGM, said the national government has a mandate to ensure its citizens are secure wherever they are.

Hassan expressed his commitment to improving the working standards of teachers. 

He said the region remains understaffed due to insecurity challenges but pledged to pressurize the Teachers Service Commission to increase staff in the border county.

KNUT national assistant treasurer Mohamed Kullow urged the remaining teachers in the area to bear with the insecurity for now. He pleaded with teachers not to desert the region. 

Currently, Mandera needs more than 2000 teachers to fill the gap in 300 public primary schools and another 550 in public secondary schools.

The region lost 28 teachers in 2014 after a bus they were travelling in while heading to Nairobi for December holidays was attacked. 

What followed was a mass exodus of teachers, especially non locals.

In January 2020 the region faced another teacher crisis after TSC transferred tutors from other parts of the country, citing insecurity after three of them were killed by al-Shabaab during a night raid.


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