Non-local teachers who left Garissa County following the recent Al-Shabaab attack that left three teachers dead will return to their work stations in Garissa.

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County Director of Education Issack Khalif said non-local teachers from Garissa were withdrawn by the Education Ministry due to insecurity posed by terrorists.

Khalif, however, said the non-local teachers who left will be redeployed to various schools in the county which are safe.

Khalif said learning has only stopped in Saretho and Kamuthe after schools in the area were closed due to attacks by the Somalia based terror group.

He said the current situation has not affected learning in schools in Fafi, Ijara, Hulugho and Dadaab sub counties.

Khalif said the teachers will be transferred to three sub counties of Garissa, Lagdera and Balambala which have enough security.

He added that non-local teachers had signed a contract with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to work in Garissa County.

The teachers cannot be transferred to other counties since they signed contracts to work in the County for between three and five years.

“As much as we empathise with them, the contract is not only binding but the three sub-counties we are deploying them are safe.”

“We understand their plight and that is why we immediately withdrew them. They should feel safe and continue to offer their services in these sub-counties,” Khalif said on Wednesday.

The director of education said schools have been instructed to hire local teachers to address shortage of teachers and ensure learning is not disrupted.