The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has revealed that it has not yet advertised for teachers mass recruitment exercise.
Reffering aticles published by three websites the commission made it clear that the information alluding that mass recruitment had been advertised was “fake.”
TSC Dismissing Mass Teacher Recruitment reports in a tweet
The Teachers Service Commission confirmed on Monday that there is a shortage of 114,581 teachers in Kenya’s primary and secondary schools.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, speaking at the release of the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations, attributed the shortage to increased enrolment due to an increase in the number of school-age children, the 100% transition policy, registration of new schools, and natural attrition factors.
At the same time, Macharia thanked the government for finding resources to allow the commission to hire an average of 5,000 teachers for public schools each year.
TSC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nancy Macharia has also revealed that so far, total number of teachers trained for the CBC are 229,292.
229,292 Teachers Trained On CBC, Says TCS Boss Nancy Macharia.
Furthermore, the TSC CEO stated that the Commission would task their field officers with conducting a routine exercise of assessing their sub-counties ahead of the start of the new academic calendar to ensure that all schools have balanced teacher to learner ratios.
This exercise will be completed on May 9, 2022.
The commission revealed that more teachers will be trained in specific learning areas in Languages, Pure sciences, Applied sciences, Mathematics, Humanities and Technical subjects
According to Macharia, TSC intends to train 60,000 junior secondary school teachers in CBC and Competency-Based Assessment (CBA) beginning on April 25th (immediately following the completion of KCSE marking) and ending on May 13th, 2022.
“The training will adopt a phased (cascade) model of training that will start at the national level to the county and sub county levels,” she said.
Teachers will be trained in specific learning areas such as languages, pure sciences, applied sciences, mathematics, humanities, and technical subjects during this time.
The Teachers Service Commission has dismissed as fake news reports of advertised mass recruitment of teachers
TSC Has Not Announced Mass Recruitment Of Teachers