TSC will provide JSS with 7282 teachers to fill teacher shortage
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) further places her 7,282 primary school teachers working in various public secondary schools (JSS) across the country.
The committee announced that these teachers were identified after reviewing personnel files that confirmed they met established qualifications to post to JSS.
This information was included in a response from TSC’s CEO, Dr. Nancy Macaria attended the School Board on Teacher Health Insurance, Recruitment, Promotion and Transfer at the National Assembly on February 14, 2023.
In a statement, TSC’s CEO explained that mapping work is underway to further identify qualified teachers to serve in JSS elementary schools. She added that exercises continue to address shortcomings at this level of learning. The qualifications required for use from elementary school to junior high school are as follows.
You have a diploma in education or a bachelor’s degree in education.
KCSE or equivalent at least C+ average grade,
At least C+ in both subjects at KCSE or equivalent
At least 8 credits in each of the two subjects.
Since 2019, the commission has been working to solve the secondary school teacher shortage by promoting and deploying primary school teachers to teach in secondary schools, said Dr. Macharia.
In a recent recruitment campaign, the commission hired 30,550 teachers seconded to JSS, but the 7th grade (7) teacher facility is 61,000 and requires a minimum of 2 teachers per class. So we are facing a shortage of another 30,550 people.
According to TSC, out of the 30,550 teachers hired in January this year, 9,000 are scheduled to join JSS as full-time employees with pension benefits, and 21,550 have been hired as interns.
The rest of the vacancies were given to primary schools, of which 1,000 he was employed permanently and with a pension, and 4,000 were used as interns.