The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced that there are 11,000 employment opportunities.
Approximately 5,000 job openings will be available, with another 6,000 internship opportunities.
According to TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, the vacancies will assist the commission in preparing for the Junior Secondary School in 2023.
The majority of the new teachers and interns will be sent to sub-county schools that serve a high number of students, Macharia said during the release of the 2021 KCSE results at Mtihani House on Saturday.
“During the impending recruitment, we will put more emphasis on staffing sub-county secondary schools, which admit the bulk of learners,” she said.
She further said that the National Treasury has released Ksh2.5 billion for the financial year 2022/2023 which will be used to recruit more teachers on permanent and pensionable terms.
“I wish to assure the country that the Commission will immediately embark on the exercise to recruit the teachers to ensure that they report to work as soon as possible, to ease the existing teacher-shortage in schools,” Dr.Macharia said.
An additional Ksh1.2 billion has been set aside for intern recruitment to help with the country’s teacher shortage.
“The government has allocated the TSC Ksh1.2 billion to recruit 6,000 interns as a stop gap measure to ease the shortage which stand at 114,581 teachers,” she said.
She went on to say that a training exercise is set to begin, with 60,000 teachers set to be in charge of the upcoming junior high school classes, Grades 7 and 8, under the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).