TSC hires 8,000 teachers in bid to plug shortage

 TSC hires 8,000 teachers in bid to plug shortage


Mrs Macharia said 20,665 primary schools need 40,000 instructors. “This would translate in hiring 8,000 primary school teachers every year,” Mrs Macharia said. TSC had also asked the Treasury for Sh16 billion to recruit 68,000 intern teachers as a temporary measure to address shortages in schools. “With the recruitment of interns, we will not be conducting annual recruitment as we will be able to employ them on permanent terms where vacancies arise and then hire more interns,” Mrs Macharia said.

In Primary schools, Bungoma County has the highest shortage at 3,523 teachers, followed by Kakamega (3,422), Kitui (2,571) while Narok requires 2,162 educators. Nairobi County needs only 87 primary school teachers, while Lamu requires 44. Isiolo County has a shortage of 12 teachers, Mrs Macharia said.

“The commission has put in place a mechanism that ensures the replacement of teachers who exit the service,” Mrs Macharia added. Meanwhile, the TSC has directed teachers who will be involved in the management of national examinations this year to be vigilant and uphold the ethical and integrity standards governing the teaching profession.


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