President Uhuru Kenyatta has Confirmed the Hiring of 10, 000 Teachers and 1, 000 ICT Interns today; TSC & Education News
President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed claims that the Government is planning to hire 10, 000 teachers and 1,000 ICT interns to boost digital learning in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking today at the State House about the Country’s economy, the President said that the Government has allocated Kshs 6.5 billion to hire 10,000 teachers and 1, 000 ICT interns to support e-learning
“In the near future we will come up with plans to ensure children carry on with their education. We have allocated Kshs 6.5 billion to hire 10, 000 teachers and 1, 000 ICT interns to support digital learning,” said President Uhuru.
He further added that parents and children should shelve their worries about what the future holds since the Government is still deliberating on the issue of reopening schools with relevant stakeholders.
“We know that parents and children are worried about what the future holds, we shall communicate in the very near future after extensive discussions that are I ongoing with the relevant stakeholders,” noted the President.
Economic stimulus program
Besides, the President said that 5 billion out of the total 53.7 billion meant for the 8-point economic stimulus program has been set aside for infrastructure.
He noted that local labor should be used while implementing the various infrastructural projects.
“My Government has rolled out an 8-point stimulus program amounting to Kshs 53.7 billion. The first element will focus on infrastructure; a total of Kshs 5 billion has been set aside to hire local labor to engage in this undertaking.
Cushioning vulnerable families
President Uhuru also said that his administration will continue to dispatch the Kshs 259 million on a weekly basis to cushion vulnerable families against the biting effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Every single week, my administration has been dispatching a total of Kshs 259 million to vulnerable families.”