Kericho County Early Childhood Development Education teachers will soon be smiling their way to the bank after receiving long-awaited confirmation of their terms to Permanent and pensionable (PNP).
The County Governor, Eric Mutai, made the announcement and assured the ECDE teachers that the County government had initiated plans to ensure the teachers were promoted and received a salary increase.
Dr. Mutai also stated that the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has clearly stated how much money teachers should earn based on their various levels of education, and that counties are expected to implement this for all of their teachers.
“I have included Sh 125 million in the supplementary budget to confirm all teachers on permanent and pensionable terms.” We are only waiting for it to be approved by the County Assembly, and in the coming months, we will confirm all of our ECDE teachers on permanent and pensionable terms,” Dr Mutai reiterated.
The governor also persuaded the teachers that his administration would ensure that all teachers worked under favorable conditions, allowing them to perform their duties effectively and competently.
“I have directed the Kericho Public Service Board to develop an employment policy and a clear employment service for our ECDE teachers to ensure teachers are promoted to different job groups.” Ward coordinators will also be hired, added Dr Mutai.
The governor was speaking to teachers from various counties gathered at Moi Gardens in Kericho town to commemorate World Teachers’ Day.
“As we honor teachers, I’d like to announce that the County government will soon award scholarships to 3000 youth from across the county to pursue skill-based courses at vocational and technical colleges.” “We’ve set aside 100 scholarships for each ward,” Dr Mutai explained.