Teachers service commission is preparing itself to release the recruitment procedure for this year’s routine hiring excercise.
Through the budget,TSC recently received money to hire teachers on permanent and pensionable terms as well as hire others on internship programme.
Those teachers are to be used to bridge the looming teacher shortage with the imminent transition of learners to junior secondary next year.A double intake of secondary students will definitely overwhelm the available work force hence a dire need to prepare for this eventually prior.
As a result therefore,An approximated 5, 000 teachers are in the hiring mainstream to help handle Junior secondary come next year 2023.
Additionally,a projected 6, 000 intern teachers will be hired to supplement the ones already in the field.
During the release of KCSE 2021,Teachers service commission chief Executive Officer Dr.Nancy said the majority of the new teachers and interns would be sent to sub-county schools that handle a high number of children
“During the upcoming recruiting, we will focus more on staffing sub-county secondary schools, which enroll the majority of students,” she said.
Nancy further reiterated that the National Treasury has set aside a sum of Ksh2.5 billion for the fiscal year 2022/2023, to be used in hiring more teachers .
“I want to reassure the country that the Commission will immediately begin the process of recruiting teachers so that they can report to work as soon as possible, alleviating the current teacher shortage in schools,” Dr. Macharia added.
Intern teacher hiring has been a recent trend introduced by TCS as one of the measures meant to improve the workforce.Baring in mind the massive teacher shortage in the country,TSC further aims at recruiting 6, 000 teachers in contract basis at an estimated cost of two billion shillings.This brings the total fresh recruitment to a possible 11,000 teachers.
Prospective recruits should prepare their professional documents and testimonials in readiness for this crucial excercise