Education Crisis in North Eastern Region: Garissa Township MP Aden Duale now wants Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and ministry of education be held accountable and appear before the national assembly to explain what they have in hand to save the education crisis in the North-Eastern Region.
The leader of the majority in parliament noted that the action by TSC to withdraw teachers from the region on security grounds has paralyzed learning activities in the area. Duale has blamed the step saying that 100% transition of pupils to secondary school and full implementation of CBS will not be achieved.
Speaking during a meeting in Garissa with over 180 volunteers drawn to fill the gap left, the vocal member of parliament expressed his dissatisfaction on how Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha and TSC
CEO Nancy Macharia are handling the issues terming them as being discriminative and biased.
“TSC Act doesn’t allow it to divide its workforce across the country along the tribal, ethnic and religious line as it has happened in the mass transfers of teachers in NEP.”
“The Constitution of Kenya, in Article 53 (1)(b) state that every child has a right to free and compulsory basic education and Article 55 (a) the State shall take measures, including affirmative action programs, to ensure that the youth access relevant education and training,” he stated.
Duale says Magoha and TSC CEO Nancy Macharia ought to appear before the House Education Committee to give answers as to why the laws are being broken in their watch on broad daylight.
The Garissa Township MP further said that he is in a mission to spearhead long-lasting solutions to curb Al shabaab attacks on non-Muslims in the region.
Duale said that the state of Insecurity caused by Al Shabaab in Coast and North Eastern is a problem affecting all Kenyans and the entire world. It should, therefore, be given unified support from all security bodies in the government together with the entire community.
The Teachers Service Commission last month transferred more than 3,000 non-local teachers from Wajir, Mandera and Garissa counties following terror attacks targeting the tutors.
The move came after militants on January 13 attacked the Kamuthe Resource Centre and murdered three male teachers leaving behind a trail of destruction