ECDE teachers in Uasin Gishu will soon be employed on permanent and pensionable terms by the County Government.
Currently, the teachers are employed on a contract basis.
But according to Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, beginning July 2022, all the ECDE teachers will be fully employed by the county.
Mandago says they are currently working on a scheme of service that will guide for among others career growth for the teachers.
“We want to put in place structures that will remain in place even after I am out of office,” he said.
“The scheme of service will clearly state job groups for the ECDE teachers and how they will progress in an event they further their studies,” Mandago added.
But before the Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) teachers are confirmed as permanent employees, the governor says they will get a Ksh3,000 pay rise.
The pay rise applies starting this January 2022.
ECDE teachers in Uasin Gishu County have been earning Ksh10,000 monthly.
Since the inception of devolution in 2013, the county government of Uasin Gishu has invested heavily in the infrastructure development of ECDEs.
642 ECDE class units have been constructed and 1,353 teachers employed. This has increased pupil enrolment in Uasin Gishu from 11,651 to 36,496.
There has been however a push and pull on who should employ ECDE teachers.
Although ECD education is a devolved function, there have been arguments that the employment of teachers, including those for ECDE, remains a Teachers Service Commission (TSC) mandate.