The government will in the next financial year employ more Junior Secondary School (JSS) Teachers in a bid to address the current shortage.

In the same period, all JSS teachers who are interns will be employed fully with the government setting aside funds for the exercise.

According to Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, Parliament through a supplementary budget had allocated funds for employing more teachers.

Teachers Service Commission is set to recruit 111,870 teachers over the next five years. In this year alone, the government has recruited about 59,538 teachers.

Speaking in Kikopey Gilgil during a harambee, Nyoro said that the government had also set aside an extra 5 billion shillings for capitation in schools.

“In the next financial year all interns serving as JSS teachers will be employed permanently as we get more teachers,” he said.

The Kenya Kwanza government is fully committed to ensuring the education sector blossoms.

The MP defended the government amid concern over the high cost of living which had seen prices of basic commodities rise.

He said the prices of maize flour had come down due to the subsidized fertilizer program.

He added that despite the public outcry the country’s economy growth was among the top in the world.

“We understand the public outcry but the government is addressing this and we have set funds to boast all cash crops,” he said.