Baringo County Governor Stanley Kiptis has decried the low level of education among County workers.
Kiptis noted that only 13 percent of County staff have a first and post-graduate degree qualification.
While reacting to human resource report which revealed that 46% of County staff are KCSE and KCPE certificate holders, 26% having diploma and 15% with professional certificate, Kiptis noted that low level of education is a disadvantage to career advancement.
Kiptis called on the County staff with low level of education to advance their education for them to become more productive at their workplace.
“If you ended your training at certificate level, kindly advance to diploma and if you are a diploma holder go for a Degree then Masters and beyond. We are not happy to continue seeing a situation whereby an employee’s promotion is curtailed due to low academic qualifications,” he said.
The County boss was speaking over the weekend when he was presiding over a ceremony of handing over promotion letters to 3,400 workers in different job cadres, urging them to serve diligently in order to drive forward the County’s socio-economic development.
“It is my concern that most of you have stagnated in one job group for a very long duration which has led to low morale and inefficiency in service delivery but with the promotions we have given you, I hope to see you discharging your duties satisfactorily,” he said.
He added that his administration is in the process of establishing a digital record system that will enhance the efficiency of service delivery at the human resource department which is operating on what he described as an analog system.
Baringo County deputy governor Jacob Chepkwony who was present at the ceremony challenged the staff to put much effort at their workplace as a way of showing appreciation for the promotion.
On his part the County Human Resource manager Peter Keitany expressed the need to embark on succession planning saying employees above 36 years form 77% of County workers against those that are below 35 years.
He hinted that 243 employees will be retiring in the next two years, while 540 are set to retire in the next nine months hence there is need for succession planning to enhance smooth transition when the retirees exit from service.
Adapted From KBC.