Residents of Lamu have urged the government to hire youth from the region to teach in five schools that were closed in 2015 due to terror attacks.
This is after teachers posted to Basuba, Milimani, Mangai, Mararani and Kiangwe primary schools have declined the offer citing fear of al-Shabaab attacks.
"We have information that those who were posted here don't want to come, let the Teachers Service Commission hire our own," said the region's parents representatives Gubra Ali.
Security agencies in the country have assured the residents and business people in the area that the area is safe after the Al-Shabaab were driven out.
Ali said it was high time the state reopened the schools, having said that the area was free from further Al-Shabaab terror threats.
“Our children have had to walk for long distances just to go to school because teachers from other regions have refused to take up teaching jobs in the area,” said Ali.
Parents have also urged the government to improve the infrastructure which will improve the quality of learning.