When the government closed schools in March this year, no body imagined that things would take this unfamiliar trajectory. To say that the prolonged closure of schools has left a lot of casualties in its wake will be an understatement. Number one casualty of this unprecedented occurrence is a private school teacher like Joseph Njoroge.
Joseph Njoroge Graduated with a Bachelor of Education arts degree specialising in CRE and History from Nairobi University. He went on to teach in Nyeri in 2015 and later on in Gatundu before quiting TSC to join Riara where he's been teaching drawing until March this year when the government closed Schools due to COVID-19 outbreak.
With nothing else to do, he turned to his favorite hobby- drawing. He can draw any picture according to customer specifications which he charges ksh 3000 a piece.
Speaking to citizen TV, Mr Njoroge talked about how he started drawing since he was young. "Since I was young and even when I went to compus, I used to draw" he said.
Considering the tough times teachers Who aren't on government payroll are facing, Mr Njoroge has just decided to face his demons and fight them through to the end. Indeed, a childhood Passion can help one make ends meet in time of trouble. Keep up Njoroge.
Its worth noting that a number of these unfortunate tutors have really ventured into the business world at least to put food on the table.
However, there are some good news to those on BOM as Education CS promised them of payment not long from now. But their private counterparts aren't that lucky hence Mr Njoroge and company will have to continue exploring other creative ways of beating finacial lack. Share your thoughts and keep your comments Coming.
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