According to Nancy Macharia, CEO of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), 1,594 principals and heads of schools who were set to retire in 2020 and 2021 will be able to work under contract for another two years.
“Now that most of the Covid-19 limitations have been lifted and the pandemic has subsided,” she added, “the commission will release the affected principals and fill their jobs competitively before the usual academic calendar cycle resumes in January 2023.”
“Principals offered to stay on for an extended amount of time to assist us in stabilizing our schools so that academic programs could continue uninterrupted,” she added.
According to the TSC’s boss, the commission has been given Sh3.7 billion to hire 5,000 permanent teachers and another 6,000 intern teachers to help address school shortages beginning in July.
According to Macharia, schools have a 114,581-person staffing shortfall. According to her, the majority of the new teachers will be sent to subcounty secondary schools, where the majority of pupils go.
Macharia noted that the commission will begin CBC training for 60,000 secondary school teachers on April 25 in preparation for Junior Secondary School, which will start in January next year.
The first round of this training, which will be completed on May 13, will involve 60,000 instructors from public and private secondary schools, including Special Needs Institutions,” Macharia stated.
She indicated that they want to have trained all 116,024 secondary school teachers by the end of this year.
“I want to reassure the country that teachers will be fully prepared for the Grade Six CBC implementation, which will begin this month and end in January,” she added.
After President Uhuru Kenyatta approved the commission’s request to launch a Mwalimu Award to reward well-performing teachers in an effort to motivate teachers, the TSC boss said that the commission will award teachers who have reported good performance.