We need more Junior Secondary teachers, JSC told

Bungoma teachers and students appeal for more teachers to handle the heavy workload.

In Summary

• Bungoma teachers have appealed to the TSC to hire more teachings, saying the workload is too heavy or their limited numbers. 

• One teacher said he was promised they would get everything needed to start. but added,"I found nothing..Religion and social studies textbooks are missing,  

Martin Towet, head of Kaptola special school in Mt Elgon, with his students.
MORE TEACHERS: Martin Towet, head of Kaptola special school in Mt Elgon, with his students.

Junior Secondary School teachers in Bungoma have urged the Teachers Service Commission to deploy more tutors, saying the workload is too heavy for the limited staff.

Speaking to the Star on Thursday, a JSS teacher in Kimilili constituency said the government had promised to provide everything to support JSS education.

“When I was posted at the JSS, I expected to get everything at the centre so that I could start lessons but unfortunately I found nothing to start with,” he said. He declined to give his name.

He said the government has yet to provide some of the required textbooks. He cited Christian Religious Education and Social Studies. 

“If the government wants this JSS to do well, let them post teachers in line with their area of specialisation,” he said.

A trustee of theNational Fund for the Disabled of Kenya David Musila urged TSC to deploy more teachers in special schools.

He urged other organisations to support special schools.

Musila was speaking on Wednesday at Namawanga Special School in Bungoma during the commissioning of three classroom blocks for Sh2.5 million.

Martin Towet, head of Kaptola Special School in Mt Elgon, praised the Ministry of Education, stakeholders and TSC for supporting the region to get a special school.

Towet urged sponsors to help the institution become a boarding facility.

(Editedby V.Graham)

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