High-bred teachers are not cut out for hardship counties

State should review decision to repeal admission of D+ students into teacher training colleges

In Summary

•Sometimes children go to school just to get something to eat. 

•Adverse hardship areas need solutions from local youth. 

A woman pictured fetching contaminated water in the shallow well in Kerio,Turkana Central
SURVIVAL CHALLENGE: A woman pictured fetching contaminated water in the shallow well in Kerio,Turkana Central
Image: HESBORN ETYANG

The decision by the Education ministry to recall teachers who had D+ from colleges is ill-advised.

No teacher who was born and bred in urban areas will stand the hardship. Someone used to piped water can’t be travel 20km to the only water source; a dam shared by wild, domestic and human beings.

The ministry should review the qualifications in frontier counties and allow those D+ students to continue studying as they are already six months in.

The adverse hardship areas need local solutions which translate to hardy youths from the region.

 

Kapenguria