WAJIR, KENYA: Scores of teachers in Kenya’s northeastern county of Wajir have left their posts following increased terror attacks in the region by the militant group Al-Shabaab.
Teachers’ union representative in Wajir Nur Bardad told the local media the continued attacks have adversely affected education in the county and has now forced teachers from outside the county to leave.
Nur Bardad said most of the teachers who left Wajir town are non-locals and that most of the areas they fled are at the border towns of Kenya and Somalia.
The exit of the teachers is bound to worsen an already low teacher-student ratio in the county and even more affect students who are preparing for their final examinations later in the year.
Al-Shabaab has sustained attacks in the northeastern and coastal counties which include Mandera, Garissa, Wajir and Lamu killing security personnel and non-locals.
The latest incident in Mandera happened on the 13th of this month when three non-local teachers were killed by Al-Shabaab in Mandera county.