The Teachers Service Commission will attempt to fill the gap in teacher shortages in the country’s public elementary and secondary schools.
In terms of teacher shortages, Kakamega County is the hardest hit. West Pokot, Kitui, Narok, Bungoma, Kilifi, Murang’a, Bomet, Siaya, and Migori are the counties with the worst teacher shortages in both primary and secondary schools.
In the category of secondary schools. Bungoma County is in first place once more, followed by Kisii, Homabay, Nakuru, Kitui, Makueni, Turkana, and Trans Nzoia.
Schools in the country’s north east are suffering from a severe scarcity, which has been attributed to insecurity brought on by banditry and terror-related incidents. As a result, many communities have struggled to recruit instructors.
The Teachers Service Commission is anticipated to explore these regions as it seeks to hire over 6,000 intern teachers to assist close the country’s teacher shortage gap.
The national treasury allotted the commission 1.2 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023 to assist in the recruitment of intern teachers who will work alongside their permanent counterparts in curriculum delivery.
Due to economic restrictions, the commission has been unable to meet the required teacher-to-student ratio, despite the ever-increasing student numbers ascribed to the government’s 100 percent transition strategy.
Dr. Nancy Macharia, the Teachers Service Commission’s Chief Executive Officer, further clarified that the commission wants to allocate more spaces to sub-county schools in the next Recruitment.
This is because these schools often admit a large number of pupils, roughly 67 percent of children who transition from elementary to secondary school. As a result, more human resources should be allocated to help handle learners appropriately and effectively in order to achieve positive outcomes from curriculum implementation.