As President Kenyatta unveiled his Kshs. 53.7 billion Economic Stimulus Programme it has emerged that out of this Kshs. 6.5 billion has been allocated to the ministry of eduction to hire 10,000 more intern teachers and also 1,000 ICT experts to support in Digital Learning Programme.
This comes two days after the country recorded the highest number of Coronavirus cases and also at a time when the Ministry of health has issued a warning that August and September will be Coronavirus peak with a projected estimation of 200 cases a day.
Last week TSC CEO Nancy Macharia raised concern over Kshs. 17 billion budget deficit that she said risk scuttling the planned recruitment of teachers.
In a presentation in Parliament, TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia said only Sh3.2 billion had been approved for the recruitment of additional teachers, falling short of the commission’s Sh20 billion proposed budget.Dr Macharia said Sh2 billion would be channelled towards normal recruitment, which would cater for only 5,000 teachers. The remaining Sh1.2 billion will be used to hire 10,000 interns.