The government intends to employ 4,785 teachers of primary and secondary secondary schools. Addressing Parliament during the postponement of the 11th Parliamentary Assembly, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said 4,785 teachers who will be hired for primary schools will be sent to high-school schools and that the initiative is to strengthen the education sector in the country.
He said the government has already announced employment opportunities for 200 teachers of science, mathematics and linguistics who will be targeted at secondary schools. In addition, Majaliwa said the Government has also announced employment opportunities for 160 laboratory technicians who will also be sent to schools with shortage of professionals. "The government recognizes the lack of adequate infrastructure in primary and secondary schools which is due to an increase in the enrollment of pupils of primary education, the first class and the first part and those who join the fifth part of the year," he said.
He said the government in collaboration with the development partners through the Lipa Based on Results (EP4R) has continued to strengthen essential infrastructure in high-level schools, Majaliwa said in 2018/2019, the government planned to use Shs 155.58 billion for the rehabilitation of the oldest school 25, the purchase of laboratory equipment, 85 circuits, 2,000 classrooms and incentives to the council due to effectiveness in the implementation of the project.