It is clear that TSC will need to hire additional teachers to accommodate the large number of students when Year 1 and 6 students start secondary school in Kenya for the first time in January 2023.
The Teachers Service Council (TSC) will recruit more than 20,000 teachers from November 2022 to address the teacher shortage that will affect schools in January 2023.
The Ministry of Education announced that under the KBK program, more than 1.2 million students in secondary schools will enter Grade 7 and the same number will take KCPE and enter Form 1.
TSC has moved quickly to ensure that at least 20,000 staff are recruited because there is a serious crisis in secondary schools, with the number of students in grades 1 and 7 triple for one teacher. bridge the gap that has widened between students and teachers.
The Ministry of Education still lacks classrooms, because each secondary school currently only has two classrooms to accommodate 7th grade high school students.
Since some schools admit students in more than ten streams, each with at least 60 students, two streams are not enough to accommodate such a large number.
Education stakeholders should reconsider the decision to place all secondary schools in secondary schools because the overload of staff and facilities will adversely affect the school and harm the quality of education because the lack of other facilities such as hostels and laboratories will be severe. number of students.