Hired JSS Teachers to be Deployed in September 2023
Hired JSS Teachers to be Deployed in September 2023. Early in September of this year, when the third term of classes begins, junior secondary school (JSS) and primary school intern teachers will start working in primary schools.
Teachers should lighten their teaching burden, especially at junior secondary schools where grade 8 courses will start the following January.
Two weeks previously, the Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC) announced 20,000 teaching positions across the country.
Out of the 20,000 applications, the commission plans to appoint 18,000 interns for junior secondary schools.
According to TSC Chief Executive Nancy Macharia, the remaining 2,000 recruits would be assigned to primary schools to help implement the competency-based curriculum (CBC).
Macharia claims that “the program targets unemployed registered teachers to be placed in learning institutions where their teaching experience will be improved through mentoring, coaching, and exposure to real-world teaching situations.”
Teachers Are Sent To JSS
The entire year-long internship is involved. The application deadline was July 18, 2023, for those who were eligible and interested.
For junior high school entrance, successful candidates would get a monthly stipend of Ksh20,000, and for elementary school admission, Ksh15,000.
However, TSC requested funding from the government in order to confirm the 20,000 teachers it had hired as interns in February of this year on permanent and pensionable conditions.
TSC Chairperson Jamleck Muturi stated during the launch of the TSC 2023–2027 strategic plan at the Kenya School of Government that teachers will lose motivation if they spend too much time working on internships.
If the Commission receives the necessary funding, it has a plan to confirm the teachers in January 2024, according to Muturi.
TSC intends to spend sh 11 billion on teacher promotions, sh 7.9 billion on CBC, TPAD, and PC training, sh 24 billion on recruiting interns, and sh 73.8 billion on hiring 111,870 teachers on long-term contracts with pension benefits.
Intern teachers are only allowed to work for a total of two years before switching to permanent posts, in accordance with Commission policy.
The government intends to hire at least 25,000 teachers annually for the following five years. In January, TSC employed 36,000 teachers.