Education

TSC To Employ 116,000 teachers by 2027

President William Ruto has announced plans to employ a total of 116,000 teachers by 2027. Speaking when he launched the country’s Fourth Medium Term Plan covering that runs until 2027, President Ruto said he has prioritized key sectors that will drive his vision.

Apart from the 116,000 teachers, the president also promised that his administration will hire 20,000 health workers in a similar period bring the mumber of civil seravants to be employed in the two sectors to 136,000.

The president said the Kenya Kwanza administration plans to enhance the staffing levels within the health supply chain in the next four years in line with Vision 2030.

he president said that quality and affordable healthcare remains a key priority and of his government, targeting to expand the Social Health Insurance Scheme to 10.8 million households.

His administration will also focus on digitising health services and improving health infrastructure during the four years.

“Over 20,000 health workers will be recruited to support the health commodities supply chain,” Ruto said at State House.

Other infrastructural projects to be implemented during the MTP IV period include the construction of one million affordable housing units, the laying of 4,600km of high voltage transmission lines and 37 sub-stations.

The substation will connect an additional 2.3 million Kenyans and 30,000 public institutions to the national grid.

“Additionally, an extra 100,000km of fibre-optic cable will be laid as part of the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure Programme,” he said.

The president announced the government’s intention to automate the fundamental education system, broaden Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and increase enrollments in both the National Open University and Open Distance and e-learning programs.

“In addition, the institutional framework for financing tertiary education has been adopted and will be strengthened,” Ruto said as he unveiled the country’s fourth MTP.

Ruto outlined the government’s intention to make significant investments in infrastructure development, with a particular focus on improving transport connectivity to boost efficiency and facilitate mobility.

The president assured that the government would embark on the construction of 6,000 kilometers of new roads, the upgrading of 101,755 kilometers of existing roads, and the installation of 277 footbridges nationwide.

“During the Fourth Medium Term Plan, the Government will boost production through a value chain approach targeting leather and leather products, textile and apparel, dairy, tea, rice, edible oils, blue economy, minerals, forestry, construction and building materials, among others,” Ruto said.

Other areas that the government wants to give priority by 2027 are market access and logistics support, expansion of irrigation infrastructure, adoption of climate-smart agriculture, enhanced agricultural financing, and agricultural mechanization research and development.

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