The previous meeting between the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and Teachers Union officials seems to have borne fruit, as the commission was set to deploy P1 teachers to teach in junior secondary schools, starting this January. If only they meet the following qualifications:
Before being deployed to a junior secondary school, the P1 teacher should have any of the following qualifications:
1. Diploma in Education
2. Higher National Diploma in Education
3. Bachelors Degree in Education
4. Post Graduate Diploma in Education
5. Masters Degree or PhD in Education
All applicants must have completed a secondary teacher education program and have taught at least two subjects.
At KCSE, you must have a mean grade of C+ (plus) or higher.
According to the circular seen by educationupdates.co.ke, KNUT directed all P1 teachers will only teach JSS unless they are deployed by the Commission but should not be forced.
Below is the circular to all P1 teachers
To: ALL Our PI Teachers
We are saddened by the Cry of our members who are pl teachers that they are forced to have lessons in Junior Secondary School.
The cry reaching our office is that the head teachers have already allocated subjects in Jss to pl teachers.
Our call to ALL P1 teachers is that YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO TEACH JSS UNLESS THE COMMISSION DEPLOYS YOU.1f by Incase you have been allocated the Jss class. Call the Knut branch managers AS Soon as possible.