The cabinet secretary in charge of finance recently released the 2022 budget estimations and funding of various state sectors and ministries.
The above budget came earlier than usual due to the expected government transition and electioneering period.
A number of members of Parliament had to discuss and approve the budgetary allocations before official campaign period kicked in, no Wonder the budget was presented earlier.
I’m the very detailed budget, the CS indicated that the education sector had received one if the biggest budgets ever far bearing other departments.
This is because of its massive workforce that comprises over 300,000 teachers serving under the Teachers Recruitment and Management body TSC.
Teachers Service Commission has adopted an almost predictable employment strategy of employing 5000 new teachers on permanent and pensionable terms while additionally hiring about 6,000 intern teachers who serve under the same commission, it therefore makes about 11,000 the total recruits annually.
These teachers are part of the remedies adopted by the government to curb the ever widening teacher shortage in Kenya occasioned by the 100% transition to secondary school and free primary education.
Currently student teacher ratio is too overwhelming on the part of the teacher.
Under the budget, over 2B shillings was allocated to facilitate hiring of 5000 teachers on permanent and pensionable terms.
It therefore means that any time from now, TSC will advertise the jobs and stations and qualified trained teachers will be up and about seeking to net these vacancies.
In the process of recruitment , added advantage is given to the serving Interns because they are normally awarded extra marks in the marking scheme.
Following last year’s recruitment, the interns serving at the time scooped a whooping 30 marks making it almost impossible to beat an intern. This made it possible for most interns successful in the interview and subsequently the recruitment excercise.
The Teachers Service Commission has declared 5, 000 vacancies to fill the huge learning gaps in both secondary and primary Schools.
5000 vacancies will be distributed in both primary and secondary schools across the country.
The major reapers in the employment will definitely be the intern teachers currently serving if the commission awards them the usually allotted internship marks in their marking scheme.
N/B TSC employs one depending on several parameters that include and not limited to:
- length of stay since graduation
- grade scored during graduation
- KCSE grade in the event of a tie
- Physically challenged graduates have an edge over their counterpart
- Co Curricular achievements
- teaching Subjects grades in case of a tie, among other factors
NB:TSC is an equal opportunity employer that gives no special treatment to anybody. It is ranked as the most transparent employer in Kenya today.