By Tsozungu Kombe.
Kwale County urgently requires 3,400 teachers to end understaffing in schools in the region.
Speaking to Education News in Kwale town recently, Kwale County Kenya National Union of Teachers ( Knut) Executive Secretary, Daudi Yusufu Heri (pictured) said that once the 3,400 teachers are employed they will be deployed in Kinango, Kwale and Msambweni sub counties.
He said many teachers in the county are currently overworked due to understaffing and urged the Government to recruit more teachers.
Heri said shortage of teachers in schools in the county also contributed to dismal performance in national examinations.
However, the Executive Secretary urged all education stakeholders in the region to co-operate to enhance academic standards.
He appealed to parents to help teachers in instilling discipline in school children,noting that discipline is key to success in examinations. He cautioned students not to engage in drug abuse.