TSC To Recruit 56,000 Teachers and 2,000 TVET Tutors

TSC To Recruit 56000 Teachers

TSC To Recruit 56000 Teachers

In order to solve the teacher deficit in the  education sector, President William Ruto  has proposed a major effort that would  involve employing 56,000 new teachers.

Sh47 billion has been set out by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for this  massive teacher recruitment drive.

Furthermore, a sizeable chunk of this year’s education budget—Shilling 46 billion—is earmarked for a new form of university funding.

All Kenyan pupils should have equitable access to higher education, according to this paradigm.

Within this allocation, Sh9 billion is specifically earmarked for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Plans are in place to hire an additional 2,000 tutors, thereby enhancing the quality of TVET education.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua emphasized the government’s commitment to filling the teacher shortage, aiming for the recruitment of at least 116,000 new teachers. Notably, 56,000 teachers have already been employed this year.

Efforts are underway to transition contract teachers to permanent and pensionable status, a move seen as crucial for improving overall teaching quality. Despite funding constraints causing delays, Gachagua emphasized the importance of achieving the recommended teacher-student ratio to alleviate the burden on teachers.

In a bid to further strengthen the teaching workforce, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has opened 1,098 internship positions in Junior Schools nationwide. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through the official TSC website, with the application deadline set for December 15, 2023.

To be eligible for recruitment, candidates must be Kenyan citizens, hold at least a diploma in education with a minimum grade of C+ in two teaching subjects, and be registered teachers with the TSC.

While not considered remunerative, the forthcoming 12-month internship program provides secondary school teacher interns with  a Kshs. 20,000 monthly stipend.

This stipend is intended to acknowledge and assist the interns’ work during their  term, and it is subject to statutory deductions.

The Teachers Service Commission will award participants with a certificate upon  successful completion of the internship, which is an important credential as they  advance in their teaching careers.

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