It is clear that despite the ever increasing student numbers as a result of the government’s 100 percent transition policy, the teachers employment TSC has been unable to meet the mandated teacher-to-student ratio due to financial constraints.
Part of the counties with the worst teacher shortages in both primary and secondary schools are:
- West Pokot,
TSC will now aim to fill in the gap in the country’s public primary and secondary schools caused by teacher shortages.
As per to the commission ,the county of Kakamega is the severely afflicted by teacher shortages. The counties with the worst teacher shortages in both primary and secondary schools are West Pokot, Kitui, Narok, Bungoma, Kilifi, Murang’a, Bomet, Siaya, and Migori.
Under the category of secondary schools. Bungoma County is in first place once more, followed by Kisii, Homabay, Nakuru, Kitui, Makueni, Turkana, as well as Trans Nzoia.
The schools in the kenya’s northeast are suffering from a severe scarcity, that has been attributed to the insecurity brought on by banditry and terror-related incidents. As a result, many communities have struggled to recruit teachers
The teachers’ employer 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.
Kenya’ national treasury allocated the commission 1.2 billion shillings in the fiscal year 2022/2023 to assist in the recruitment of intern teachers who will work alongside their permanent counterparts in curriculum delivery.
As a result of economic restrictions, the TSC 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.
TSC Boss Dr. Nancy Macharia, further clarified that the commission wants to allocate more spaces to sub-county schools in the next Recruitment.
Being the fact that these schools often admit a large number of pupils, roughly 67 percent of children who transition from elementary to secondary school also contribute. Consequently more human resources should be allocated to help handle learners appropriately and effectively in order to achieve positive outcomes from curriculum implementation.