The Teachers Service Commission will endeavor to fill the country’s public primary and secondary school teacher shortages.
Kakamega County is the severely hit in terms of 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.
Secondary schools are included in this category. Bungoma County has reclaimed first spot, ahead of Kisii, Homabay, Nakuru, Kitui, Makueni, Turkana, and Trans Nzoia.
Insecurity caused by banditry and terror-related occurrences has resulted in significant scarcity in schools in the country’s north east. As a result, many communities are having difficulty finding instructors
The Teachers Service Commission 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.
The national treasury allotted the commission 1.2 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023 to assist in the recruitment of intern teachers who will work alongside their permanent counterparts in curriculum delivery.
Due to economic restrictions, the commission 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.
Dr. Nancy Macharia, the Teachers Service Commission’s Chief Executive Officer, further clarified that the commission wants to allocate more spaces to sub-county schools in the next Recruitment.
This is because these schools often admit a large number of pupils, roughly 67 percent of children who transition from elementary to secondary school. As a result, more human resources should be allocated to help handle learners appropriately and effectively in order to achieve positive outcomes from curriculum implementation.