Teacher exodus must be solved ahead of 2016 KCSE, N.Eastern governors

March 5, 2016 7:32 pm
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Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi says education plays a key role in keeping North Eastern youth from being radicalised/Courtesy
Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi says education plays a key role in keeping North Eastern youth from being radicalised/Courtesy

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 3- Just days after the 2015 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exam results were released; leaders from North Eastern have called on the national government to ensure equitability in Education.

Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi supported by Garissa Governor Nathif Juma on Satuday said education plays a key role in keeping area youth from being radicalised.

He said children of the North, like all other children in other regions of the country, have a right to education and therefore teachers.

“The education sector in our region is in a deplorable condition largely because of a lack of teachers,” he said. “Most teachers left during the period when there were many cases of insecurity and they are yet to be replaced.”

Last year teachers posted to the North abdicated their duties after their colleagues were killed in a terror ambush.

“There is need for a re-focused response to the education crisis in Northern Kenya… When the system continues to shun out children who have nowhere else to go, they are likely to continue to be attracted to terror groups,” the Governor cautioned.

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Thursday said the national government is working to establish what impact the insecurity and subsequent exodus of teachers had on the results they posted in the 2015 KCSE exams.

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