The Chief Officer for Education and Vocational Training, Dr Tom Ekisa has challenged teachers to enroll in Universities and other institutions of higher learning to upgrade their education level for better employment opportunities.
Speaking at the end of a two-day induction training sponsored by World Vision for the recently employed ECDE teachers drawn from Samia Sub County at Chef West Hotel in Busia, the Officer advised the tutors to seek academic upgrade and improve their competence in the ever changing and competitive education sector.
He also urged them to appreciate the salaries offered currently and work hard for promotions to enable them earn a better pay.
“When I began my teaching career I was earning a salary of Kshs. 1,500. I then upgraded my studies and now I am earning better,” he said.
In order to achieve success of Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) being undertaken in Kenyan schools, Dr Ekisa urged World Vision to assist in management of some CBC programs in Busia County, like purchase of kids laptops to aid in their education.
In addition, he asked ECDE teachers to always work hard and have respect at their places of work by handling pupils professionally.
The Human resource Director, Mr Daniel Omuse encouraged teachers to appreciate the permanent jobs given to them by Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’s administration and purpose to upgrade to greater heights and also improve on service delivery.
The Director ECDE, Dr Barasa advised the teachers to learn more about effective ways to operate training gadgets like tablets as well as change their teaching approach in order to understand the abilities of learners they handle and serve them equally.