Additional JSS Teachers to be Hired
Additional JSS Teachers to be Hired. The Kenyan government is in the midst of switching over to the new competency-based curriculum from the outdated 8.4.4 system. This year, the pioneer class from the junior secondary made the switch to the secondary level.
There is a shortage of teachers, nevertheless, as only one teacher was assigned to practically every school in the nation.
Kahi Indimuli, the national chairman of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA), has requested that the government hire 60,000 more teachers in order to better serve JSS students.
The national chair voiced concern that the government’s goal of raising children who can successfully transfer to senior secondary schools will be significantly hampered by the teacher shortage.
The new curriculum, according to Indimuli, has been polluted by the lack of teacher placements, and immediate action—including the employment of more instructors—is needed.
More JSS teachers will be hired
He said that the government might collaborate with graduates from other areas, like the arts, to help create the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
He requested that each institution build infrastructure and buy enough textbooks for students.
Dr. Emmanuel Manyasa, executive director of Usawa Agenda, asserted that it was a mistake for the government to allocate Ksh40 billion to the Hustler Fund account as opposed to the education sector.
He argues that the government must truly propose a complete plan for the JSS curriculum to succeed.
Dr. Manyasa remarked that the public had not been fully informed about the new curriculum by the administration.
He asked unions to take the lead in advancing policies to help the troubled education sector.
Kennedy Echesa, an expert in education, voiced alarm over the fact that the government hired teachers yet failed to pay them.
Instead of condemning JSS teachers for their low pay and high taxes, he encouraged the government to support them so they can promote the new curriculum.