Kilifi County Hires 500 Care Givers
Before ranking in KCSE and KCPE results was abolished, Kilifi County was always among the bottom counties when the exam results were released. Studies showed that even at Class 8, some students could not read and write. One of the main reasons for this was that most parents in our county avoided taking their children to nursery schools because they could not afford the fees. This deprived the children of necessary skills especially how to read and write
And that led Governor Amason Jeffah Kingi to issue a directive that Pre-Primary education be free. That meant that the County Government of Kilifi shall provide for the learning materials as well as pay the ECD teachers in all public ECD centers.
In order to fulfill that directive, we have now hired 500 care givers who shall serve as nursery teachers in various schools across the county. This is the first phase in achieving the goal of hiring caregivers for all public schools in the county.
Since last week, these care givers have been receiving their appointment letters from the Public Service Board and their posting letters from the Directorate of Pre-Primary Education
We strongly believe this shall provide some relief to the parents as well as improve the living standards of the nursery school teachers. It is estimated that ECD teachers in public schools earn about 1,000-5,000 shillings. The recently hired care givers shall earn between 11,000-20,000 shillings depending on their academic qualification.