Nyandarua Employs New ECDE Teachers Under Scheme of Service
According to the Nyandarua County Assembly, 315 newly hired Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) instructors have been placed on a scheme of service.
According to a report submitted by the Committee on Public Service and Administration, 66 permanent tutors did not match the county’s scheme of service requirements.
During Tuesday’s plenary session, the committee headed by Kinangop MCA Erdinand Kingori said that the County Public Service Board hired 581 teachers to help the learners.
Sasha Wamae, a committee member, appointed by the MCA, observed that 381 ECDE preparation instructors were hired on a permanent and pensionable basis, and 200 more were hired on a three-year renewable contract.
Wamae stated that 574 tutors had already been assigned to the 25 wards, with preparatory teachers being assigned near their homes since they received a Sh10,000 monthly stipend.
“381 were engaged on permanent and pensionable basis with 200 more ECDE preparatory teachers coming on board on a three- year renewable contract each,” noted committee member, nominated MCA Sasha Wamae.
Leshau Pondo MCA Gathungu Kamau has previously inquired about the teachers’ employment status, including their distribution across the 25 wards and compensation methods.
Wamae said the transition clause in the ECDE Scheme of Service stipulates the minimal qualifications that the 66 did not meet because they were employed as clerks and support staff.
However, they were assigned classroom tasks, with those over 50 receiving a 3-year renewable contract and those over 60 receiving a one-year nonrenewable contract.
“The transition clause in the ECDE Scheme of Service provides for the minimum requirements that the 66 did not meet as they were engaged as clerks, support staffs.
The Public Service and Administration committee suggested, among other things, improving working conditions through competitive pay and hiring more personnel based on demand.