Meru has a deficit of 1,977 teachers in primary and secondary schools. Despite this, the Teachers Service Commission has limited teachers' transfers from Igembe South, North and Tigania East on humanitarian grounds.
Speaking in his office, the Meru TSC Director of Education, Francis Ngware, said the primary schools in the region have a shortage of 1,052 teachers whereas the secondary schools have a shortage of 925 teachers.
He attributed the difference to the newly established day secondary schools. He said they are currently engaging stakeholders in the ICT sector to improve on e-learning which will help address the shortage.