Northern counties urged to spearhead efforts to solve teacher shortages

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By Suleiman Hassan

Garissa County Deputy Governor

Garissa County Deputy Governor Abdullahi Hussein (Center)poses for a group photo with the Senators

County governments in North Eastern Kenya should take the lead in finding solutions to the issue of teacher shortages affecting public schools in the region rather than wait for interventions from the National government.

Speaking after leading The Senate Committee on Constitution Implementation in a fact finding mission in Garissa, Siaya Senator James Orengo who is the committee’s Chairman said that while the National government had a lot do over the matter, counties must also chip in although the education docket was not fully devolved.

The committee was in Garissa in a bid to asses the progress made by the National government in facilitating and assisting the county government setup its operations.

The senate team who included Garissa Senator Yussuf Haji and his Wajir counterpart Abdirahman Ali, were received by the deputy Governor Abdullahi Hussein and the county secretary Mohamud Mursal and a host of county executives.

The committee pledged to push the national government to trickle down more resources, functions and powers relating to the development of infrastructure and equipping of primary and secondary levels of education to the County governments.

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