According to Dr. Nancy Macharia, CEO of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), recruiting 111,870 teachers will cost an astounding Sh134 billion over the next five years.
This declaration is a result of the government of President William Ruto’s pledge to hire thousands of teachers nationwide. One of the most important steps in alleviating the growing teacher shortage in Kenyan schools is the recruitment of new teachers.
It will take 134 billion shillings to hire over 111,000 teachers in just five years, the TSC CEO says. This ambitious plan’s initial phase has already been completed with great success since many new teachers have entered the field.
However, the majority of the hiring is anticipated to happen in the upcoming years, with the remaining candidates waiting for jobs in the year after that. It is clear that there is a need for more teachers. Insufficient teachers and packed classrooms have been ongoing problems in Kenyan schools, lowering the standard of instruction given to students.
By keeping its pledge to hire more teachers, the government hopes to improve learning conditions and guarantee that each child receives the necessary care and assistance by lowering the student-to-teacher ratio.
Even though it may appear expensive to hire such a large number of instructors, doing so indicates the government’s commitment to enhancing the educational system.
Investing in education is essential for a country’s growth since it provides the knowledge and abilities required for success for future generations.
In conclusion, the government’s commitment to tackling the teacher shortage in Kenyan schools is demonstrated by the statement that Sh134 billion will be required to hire 111,870 teachers over the course of the next five years.
The administration hopes to improve the learning environment for students and boost the educational system as a whole by keeping this pledge.