Lets look at the promises that William Ruto made to teachers incase he wins this election.
EIGHT PROMISES MADE BY WILLIAM RUTO TO TEACHERS AND EDUCATION INDUSTRY
1. Ruto promised to hire all unemployed teachers within two years
There are approximately over 300,000 teachers who are yet to be absorbed into the TSC payroll.
Ruto has also promised to hire all the unemployed teachers within two years. He said his government will employ 50% of them during the first year and the remaining 50% in the following year.
He promised Sh25 billion for the transfer and hiring of more teachers mainly in marginalised areas.
Dr Ruto said this would be implemented in two phases beginning the first year that the UDA government takes over.
“For each phase, we will hire 58,000 teachers beginning next year when we form the government, to close that gap,” Dr Ruto said.
2. Ruto said his government will pay for TPD training
During his manifesto launch at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani, Nairobi, Ruto said his government will pay for the controversial teacher training programme popularly known as TPD.
3. Ruto said he will end teacher delocalization policy and pay those affected
Ruto said he will stop teachers being forced to work outside their home counties. Currently the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has a plan to post and transfer teachers to work in counties away from their homes popularly known as delocalization.
The DP said delocalization of teachers will be done at will with allocation of hardship allowance to teachers who will take part in it.
According to TSC latest policy, teachers working in North Eastern region are required to have completed at least three years before they are transferred back to their home counties.
Teachers in other regions are required to work for at least five years before they are considered for transfer to their homes.
“The teacher must have served in a station for a period of not less than three years and five years for North Eastern and other areas respectively since first appointment; unless otherwise authorized by the Commission’s Secretary,” read the new guidelines in part.
However when Ruto takes power only those willing will be delocalized. Again those who will be delocalized will be paid for it