Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has revealed new plans to promote primary school teachers with C+ and degrees to the new junior secondary next month.
This rush move is a bid to tackle the scarcity of educators to accommodate the newly created junior secondary schools under the CBC format.
The Commission had initially raised hope for thousands of primary school teachers with various higher academic qualifications but have failed to secure after coming off the Career Progressive Guidelines (CPG).
Currently, TSC only deploys teachers with Bachelor in Education to teach in secondary schools. With the introduction of the Competency-Based Curriculum, CBC has shifted most work to secondary schools. Consequently, it has led to a drastic drop in workload in primary schools.
According to the Ministry of Education, they are working to ensure that new infrastructural facilities are set up to accommodate the alarming number of students attending secondary schools in 2023, which are likely to double admissions.
With regard to the double intake by 2023, the Teachers Service Commission is planning to deploy over 36,341 primary school teachers, who have achieved higher qualifications, after the roll-out of the new curriculum to meet the staffing needs. Will be posted to teach in lower secondary schools.
Those who will be posted to teach in Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) include P1 teachers who have Diploma, Higher Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Masters and Ph.D.
The process of posting graduate teachers of Primary Teacher Education (PTE) has started. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has started this process and is ready to deploy over 1000 P1 teachers to teach in secondary schools across the country.
In the last two years, TSC has promoted PTE teachers as Secondary School Tutors. In 2019 Teachers Service Commission promoted 1000 teachers and in 2020 commission promoted 1000 teachers.
The 2021 P1 teachers who were posted have received posting letters and are now serving in secondary schools