The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has commenced a process that will see the first batch involving thousands of primary and secondary school teachers being moved to teach in junior secondary schools.
The Commission has unleashed a plan that will see a good number of teachers being placed to teach in junior secondary starting December this year.
Junior secondary school section involves Grade seven, eight and nine. The current Grade six learners will join junior secondary in January 2023.
The Grade six learners will join junior high after sitting for their final assessment in primary school this November.
The exams known as Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) will start on 28th November and end on 30th November 2022.
Details show that only teachers with the required qualifications will be allowed to teach in junior high next year.
Both primary and secondary school teachers and those in special schools will take part in teaching the pioneer Grade 7 learners next year.
For primary school teachers seeking to be deployed to junior secondary they must at least have one of the following qualification;
1. Diploma in Education
2. Higher National Diploma in Education
3. Bachelors Degree in Education
4. Post Graduate Diploma in Education
5. Masters Degree or PhD in Education
In addition the teachers must have been trained in Secondary Teacher Education with at least two teaching subjects.
The teacher must also have scored a mean grade of C+ (Plus) and above at KCSE and must have at least C+ (Plus) and above at KCSE in the two teaching subjects.
TSC says teachers who scored C (Plain) and below at KCSE and joined Universities and studied Bachelors degree in Education (Secondary option) will not be eligible for deployment.
Those who received training on Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) will have an added advantage. The Commission has a list of all primary school teachers who attended CBC trainings.
However primary school teachers will only be used in teaching Grade seven pupils in places where there are acute shortage of secondary school teachers trained to teach junior secondary.
At least 60,000 secondary school teachers were trained to handle Grade Seven and Eight in April this year.
The Commission also trained 120,000 primary school teachers to handle grade six learners in December last year.
Most primary school teachers who meet the requirement to teach in secondary schools will be moved this year and early next year as the Commission plans major recruitment exercise as well as staff balancing.
TSC is in a process to recruit at least 30,000 primary and secondary school teachers in January next year.
P1 teachers who have been complaining of slow pace of deployment process will be surprised this time as TSC plans to move most of them to teach in 8.4.4 secondary schools.
The Commission has also planned to train 116,024 high school teachers in December this year. TSC says the teachers will be trained in preparation for Grade nine class.
Its not clear whether the training will happen. This is after the government move to slash TSC allocation of sh 1.02 billion which it receives annually for training teachers on the new curriculum.
Staffing has been a perennial milestone around TSC’s neck with Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia revealing that the service has a deficit of 114,581 teachers across training colleges, special needs education, curriculum support and primary and secondary schools.
Below are compulsory and optional subjects being offered in junior secondary i.e Grade 7, 8 and 9.
2. Kiswahili or Kenyan Sign Language for learners who are deaf
4. Integrated Science
5. Health Education
6. Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Education
7. Social Studies
8. Religious Education – learners choose one of the following:
a) Christian Religious Education
b) Islamic Religious Education
c) Hindu Religious Education
9. Business Studies
11. Life Skills Education
12. Sports and Physical Education
OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (Minimum 1, Maximum 2)
1. Visual Arts
2. Performing Arts
3. Home Science
4. Computer Science
5. Foreign Languages:
10. Indigenous Languages
11. Kenyan Sign Language
Teacher kcse c plain
Two teaching subject above c plus
Please send the link through which one can apply
No official link given by employer for such exercise kindly ignore information asking you to apply through a link its not true
Thank you TeachersArena I get most information here and they’re accurate I applied for deployment but was not successful a colleague and others got posted to high school I hope I will succeed this time round
What about the teachers who attained C plain and undertook pre-university then the beecher’s degree what will happen to them pls
How a bout those trained in Diploma in Special Needs Education and below C+ in mean grade.
Let the employer post the link please
Those in administrative positions and qualify for deployment Will they be deployed?
I applied for deployment two consecutive times but not successful. I have all qualifications but I don’t know why. upon submission, the feedback is about job group. I feel this should be revised
Any link to be deployed to junior sec schools
How about teachers with C plain at KCSE have Diploma in Education Secondary option and has done Bachelors degree.Are they eligible for deployment?
What a about teachers with a C+ in Kcse and ave done Diploma in ECDE
The exercise should also and most importantly, consider teacher proficiency and competence in specific learning/teaching areas rather than papers alone.
Also preferences are factors to consider.
The weight of the content and span of expectations at the end of the course should av been used also in determining criterion
What about trs who have done a Diploma in ECDE? And those who have an upgraded CBC diploma ( the one year training?)
Do senior teachers need to apply again to teach in junior secondary,it should be automatic my thought
Have Never received CBA Arrears,no promotion from job group k,stuck there for years,and no adminstrative arrears as senior teacher since 2017🤔
Am a secondary school teacher by profession with bachelor in education a combination of kiswahili and CRE but I haven’t received any extra training particularly in handling the junior high school ie the grade seven and eight. What will happen to such teachers like me?
There is no official link, please send it
What about those P1teachers with degree in primary option and had C+ KCSE?
Why does KCSE grade become so much a hindrance to many while they have higher qualifications? The time these teachers were joining university the qualification was P1 certificate. C+ in teaching subjects+P1 + degree should be the key determinant. Again C plain in the 90’s is like C+ today
Grade 7 and grade 8 should be left in primary school because most of them have not even know how to construct a sentence, still need alot of assistance
What about the teachers who scored C plain KSCE, enrolled for a diploma in Education and later a bachelor’s degree in Education, are we eligible to apply
What about us who have a degree in education primary option
Kindly send the link to apply since its online not manual.
This is good.primary sch teachers without two teaching subjects but have a diploma can also be given a chance based on their performance on cbc for grade 1 -6 then be allowed to be involved in in-service training to get the 2 teaching subjects
How about tsr with c, diploma in ECDE,CBC trained.
I struggled to attain that Degree…tsc.. think twice…
A teacher who has a degree or masters with c plain in kcse done in 1990’s is better than a p1 teacher who scored a c plus in kcse nowadays. Tsc should not stick to c plus.instead should consider career progression, I.e from certificate ,diploma to degree and above
Where is the link plz.
There are those with c+ and above and did degree in primary option after getting p1 certificate. What about them?
What is performing arts
Do head teachers and deputy headteachers with all the requirements qualify for deployment?
There are those with diploma in secondary option but not cbc trained,are they elligible for deployment of junior secondary?
Where do we send the application
I have been waiting for deployment this year,pliz help me with the application link.
A degree tr with C+,and 3teaching subject but pry option.
C- in the 90’s is a C+ now. Madam Nancy please compare and contrast. We struggled to get the bachelors
Scored cplain in kcse, have Diploma in ECD and CBC trained.kindly consider us plz.