Chief turns teacher as non-local teachers flee from Garissa

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Civil servants and other volunteers from Garissa have decided to teach in schools where non-local teachers have left following mass transfers by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

At Iftin Primary School, area chief Dekow Mohammud has volunteered to take over the Mathematics and Religious lessons for Class Eight pupils.

Chief Mohammud says he begins his classes at around 6am until break time before he goes back to his office to serve as a the chief.

Muhidin Mowlid, a staff at the Ijara Constituency office, is another volunteer who has chosen to offer his services to the school to teach Islamic studies.

He appealed to TSC CEO Nancy Macharia to rescind her decision of transferring teachers saying it was going against the rights of children to education.

The school has a population of 2500 and 17 teachers which will not sustain the education and performance of the school.