In Summary
  • The recruitment is part of an ongoing campaign to plug a massive teacher shortage which stands at about 95,000 and to support a national drive to achieve 100 per cent transition rate from primary to secondary schools.
  • Teachers Service Commission chief executive Nancy Macharia said on Wednesday that 4,000 new teachers will posted to secondary schools and the rest to primary schools.
  • Primary schools, which have about 10 million pupils, are short of 38,054 teachers, while secondary schools have vacancies for 58,291.

The government is hiring 5,000 teachers in public primary and secondary schools countrywide.

The recruitment is part of an ongoing campaign to plug a massive teacher shortage which stands at about 95,000 and to support a national drive to achieve 100 per cent transition rate from primary to secondary schools.

Teachers Service Commission chief executive Nancy Macharia said on Wednesday that 4,000 new teachers will posted to secondary schools and the rest to primary schools.

Applicants for secondary schools must possess a minimum of a diploma in education or a Bachelor’s in Education degree while those seeking primary jobs must have a minimum of a P1 certificate.

They must have a teacher registration certificate and must send in their applications to county TSC directors and school’s boards of management (BOM) by August 30. They must not be older than 45 years and should have a professional certificate.

SHORTFALLS

Primary schools, which have about 10 million pupils, are short of 38,054 teachers, while secondary schools, which are grappling with a huge enrolment surge driven by the government’s campaign to achieve a 100 per cent transition from primary, have vacancies for 58,291.

This means that the basic education segment is beleaguered by a shortfall of 96,345, according to TSC figures.

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