Just in : TSC to employ 30,000 teachers in the next two weeks’ time
This plan to employ teachers by January in order to address the national teacher shortage has received applause from the Teachers Service Commission.
This is after a trip of 23 counties to assess the situation I’m which Dr. Jamleck Muturi, the chairperson of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) issued a declaration that the situation was critical.
Muturi indicated that the commission will start hiring 30,000 instructors in the following two weeks and make sure they report to the schools in the following month.
Inorder to comply with the President’s directive, Muturi said that the commission has already put in place the appropriate processes they will have advertised those vacancies in the next two weeks.”
He further stressed that his commission was in need of at least 166,000 additional teachers and that doing so would help both the commission and the government’s attempts to carry out the National Education Plan.
He also urged headteachers to lead the broad tree planting in their schools by saying, “The commission will evaluate all schools, especially those in remote areas.”
Distribution of teachers would be fair, Muturi assured the headteachers.
He highlighted that, as part of the implementation of the national education strategy,the commission was working with the Ministry of Education to offer Kenyan students a quality education.
At the moment there are 60,000 secondary school teachers nationwide, and over 229,000 primary school teachers work in both public and private elementary schools.
To ensure adoption and execution of the Competency Based Curriculum, Muturi claimed that retraining of 60,000 secondary school teachers and 229,000 elementary school teachers was required (CBC).
He noted that this is an ongoing activity that will also involve the Ministry to make sure that we collaborate to achieve a smooth delivery of the curriculum, continued Muturi.
Inorder to encourage students to plant trees close to schools, Muturi asked school officials to ensure the President’s proposal for planting trees.