Government to hire interns as teachers shortage hits more that 100,000.

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New Education CS George Magoha has been sworn in[Photo/jihami].

In a desperate move to address biting shortage of teachers in schools, the government has plans to hire 10,300 interns to fill the existing gap as part of their 100 percent transition.

It is reported that out of the total number, 4,300 will be deployed to primary schools across the country as the rest take positions in secondary schools.

Dr. Wanda Njoya, an education expert, while speaking on KTN on Monday Oct 7th, termed the move as annoyingly desperate.

She mentioned that after failing to address this shortage with the Laptops programme, the Education Ministry had resorted to hiring interns whose stay on job may not be guaranteed.

“CBC is a curriculum for the rich. This curriculum requires parents to foot for extra curriculum activities which will require printing and painting material,” she said on KTN.

Just like KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion had warned the George Magoha-led-Ministry, Njoya observed that the main problem in schools was resources and not actually a change of curriculum.

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