“To achieve this, the commission requires annual budgetary allocation of Sh14.8 billion for recruitment of teachers as an intervention measure,” she said.

She said that the commission has over the years implemented strategies that are geared towards optimal teacher staffing.

The measures, however, she said are pegged on among other factors, budgetary provision, demand and supply of teachers and existing establishment.

The strategies include annual requests for budgetary allocation for recruitment of additional teachers, engagement of teacher interns and recruitment of teachers on contractual terms in Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Lamu counties.