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MSA county allocates KES 120M for hiring of teachers

18 March 2014, 15:36 Harrison Mbungu

Mombasa - Mombasa county government has allocated KES 12O million to the education docket for hiring of nursery school teachers in the 2014/15 financial year.

According to the county education executive, Tendai Lewa Mtana, the KES 120 million will be used to hire 88 nursery teachers from all the six constituencies in the county.

“One of our projects this year and next year is to hire nursery school teachers,” said Mtana.

The county has also embarked on the construction of a city polytechnic, master-craft centers, libraries and new children centers in every constituency with Mtana saying some of the projects have already commenced.

Mtana said education is going to be a priority in the county so as to combat the levels of poverty in the entire coast region.

He called on all stakeholders in the education sector to work as a team so as to identify the weak areas for rectification.

“Our biggest plan in the next financial year is to build a new education city to serve the people of Mombasa County," he said.

He called on the Mombasa county assembly to quickly enact the county education bills that will provide smooth education programs in the county.

He reiterated that despite poor performance in National examinations, the county was determined to improve the performance by creating a good education environment for students.

“Our education agenda is to make sure that no student is left without education,” said Mtana.

Only two schools in Mombasa county were ranked among the top 100 schools nationally in 2013 KCSE results.

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