If DP William Ruto wins the August 9 elections, teacher delocalisation will be abolished under the Kenya Kwanza administration.
Rigathi Gachagua, the UDA’s running mate, said on Friday that the program has broken families and will be phased down if the DP wins power.
“You teachers have long grumbled about the impact of delocalisation on you and your families. When we get into the office on August 9, we’ll finish it and have every teacher’s job history online “Gachugua explained.
He made the remarks on Friday during the Kenya Kwanza campaign in Kimende, Kiambu county.
The Kenya National Union of Teachers and the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers have persistently opposed the delocalisation strategy, claiming that it was causing family breakdown.
Local teachers, according to the unions, are better equipped to teach in areas where they are familiar with the demographics and issues.
Rigathi further stated that Kenya Kwanza will hire more instructors to make up for the current shortfall.
“Within two years, we will hire 160,000 teachers to ensure that every school has enough teachers.”
Rigathi further stated that Kenya Kwanza will involve stakeholder participation in order to overcome the gaps found in the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).