KNUT warns P1 Teachers against Teaching Junior Secondary School unless they are deployed
Primary school teachers are not supposed to teach in junior secondary schools (JSS) unless they have received deployment letters from the Teachers Service Commission, according to a rule from the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) (TSC).
The teachers’ union stated that instructors across the nation have been compelled to teach Junior Secondary School courses without sufficient guidance from the Teachers Service Commission in a statement signed by Secretary-General Collins Oyuu.
“We are pained by the complaints of our P1 teachers, who claim that they are compelled to teach in junior secondary schools. Clear standards are required for how teachers will be compensated for the additional work they will complete a portion of the memo.
All branch chairpersons, executive secretaries, and members received copies of the memo. Branch employees were given instructions to report any instances where schools were pressuring teachers to teach in JSS while not adhering to TSC requirements.
The Commission informed teachers in primary schools on Saturday that they might apply for JSS deployment.
“Mwalimu, did you know that if you meet the requirements, you can apply for deployment from Primary to Junior Secondary School (JSS)?” TSC posted on their Twitter account.
- Must have attained at least a C+ (Plus) mean grade in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent
- Must have attained at least grade C+ (Plus) in the two teaching subjects at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent
- Have at least eight (8) units in each of the two teaching subjects.
- Must be serving as a primary school teachers under the Teachers Service Commission
How to Apply
To apply for Junior Secondary School (JSS) deployment, visit the link
There is a severe lack of teachers in both primary and senior public schools.
The JSS’s implementation has only made the matter worse.
Low teacher pay, unfavorable working conditions, and a lack of opportunity for training and professional growth are some of the causes of the teacher shortage.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has been attempting to address the teacher shortage, although it is still a very difficult task.
Primary school teachers will soon be transferred to junior secondary schools as part of the Commission’s effort to alleviate the teacher shortage.