Kitui Governor Dr. Julius Malombe (EGH) hosted Teachers Service Commission (TSC) delegation led by TSC Commissioner Oyucho Timon for a courtesy call at his office.
The TSC commissioners are in Kitui for the ongoing interviews for various promotional grades of Headteachers to Curriculum Support Officers, Curriculum Support Officers to promotional grades and Curriculum Support officers to Subcounty Teacher Management Officers.
In his remarks, the Governor asked TSC to consider hiring more teachers in Kitui to address the current teacher short fall in primary schools* across the county.
He said the County Government of Kitui had allocated a piece of land for the construction of TSC offices that TSC says will be developed in the near future.
Governor Malombe (Dr) further added that his government continues to support education through capacity building of the ECDE teachers, infrastructure development in schools, provision of instructional materials, ECDE teachers remuneration and improvement of the vocational training centres* in the 40 wards.
According to the Presidential Working Party on Education Reform, *Kitui County ranks 5th in teacher shortfall in primary schools and 9th in secondary schools despite the county having the highest number of primary schools among the 47 counties (1382) and the highest number of secondary schools (452).
Kitui County Commissioner Erastus Mbui, County Minister for Education Joyce Titus and the Ministry’s Chief Officers were also present in the meeting.