TSC recruitment portal. On June 28, the Ministry of Education, part of the government, presented plans to hire nearly 24,000 teachers to close the teacher shortage that exists in schools all around the nation.
Ezekiel Machogu, the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Education, stated that the hiring process will begin at the beginning of the fiscal year 2023–2024.
The CS gave assurances to school administrators that the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will promote parity in teacher deployment.
According to Machogu’s direction, qualified teachers will be able to begin applying for the posts in the week commencing July 3rd.
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This is according to Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chairperson Jamleck Muturi.
Muturi additionally said that the Kenya Kwanza government has put aside Ksh4.6 billion to hire interns in an effort to address the nation’s teacher shortage.
TSC also disclosed that it has obtained a Ksh1 billion capitation for promotions, particularly for principals, in addition to hiring instructors and interns.
President William Ruto’s first year in power will see the government hire 60,000 teachers in all, Machogu said during the conference.
RECRUITMENT OF TEACHERS FIRST PHASE
After taking office in September 2022, Ruto’s administration has already hired 36,000 new teachers as part of the biggest hiring drive in TSC history.
While most of the 36,000 people employed for the fiscal year 2022–2023 were interns, TSC hired 9,000 teachers on permanent, pensionable terms.
However, the government did not specify how many teachers would be hired on a permanent basis with pension benefits in the fiscal year 2023–2024.
The 24,000 additional instructors will contribute to the country’s education crisis, but they fall short of Ruto’s goal of 35,000 teachers, according to Muturi.
While addressing Limuru Girls Secondary School on May 20, 2023, the President stated that the government would match teachers employed in the fiscal year 2022/2023 in the next fiscal year.