The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced its plans to recruit 5,000 teachers in July 2021.
TSC said today that treasury allocated the Commission kshs 2.5 billion for recruitment of 5,000 teachers in the budget for financial year 2021 to 2022.
“The National Treasury has allocated TSC sh 2.5 billion for the recruitment of 5,000 teachers to ease the teachers load in handling the increased enrollment of Qualified unemployed and registered teachers to look out for advertisement for applications next month,” said TSC today on Facebook.
Candidates who sat last year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination will join Form One places on August 2, 2021.
This will increase the teaching load thus
necessitating employment of additional teachers.
A total of 36, 254 candidates will join national schools; 17,406 girls and 18,848 boys, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has said.
Some 201,067 learners have been posted to extra county schools, 95,646 being girls and 105,431
213,591 candidates will attend county schools;
115,325 girls and 98,256 boys, while 718,516 are set to join sub-county schools- 357,029 girls and 361,487 boys.
The National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani has proposed Kshs; 2.5 billion allocation in order to support recruitment of additional
teachers in the Financial year 2021 /2022.
In total the Teachers Service Commission(TSC) has been awarded 281.7 billion to support its annual budget.
Currently TSC is staring at a crisis after it emerged
that about 25,000 teachers, who are aged 58 years
and above, will retire in two years time.
Over a week ago TSC launched its plan on how it will employ teachers for the next three years.
In the plan contained in the Programme-Based Budget 2021, TSC will employ 15,000 secondary school teachers starting this financial year.
The Commission said it will employ at least 5,000 teachers annually in the next three years to curb looming crisis in secondary schools.
TSC also said it will engage the services of 5,500 interns on a one-year contract every year to plug staffing gaps in schools.
However only 2,000 interns will be posted to primary schools each year.