Good news as TSC is set to promote 36,000 teachers as from next week
Good news as TSC is set to promote 36,000 teachers as from next week. Plans were presented to the education committee by the teachers service commission (TSC), and it was announced that a total of 7,282 P1 teachers will be sent to junior secondary schools across Kenya.This plan was revealed upon an outcry of shortage of teachers in Junior Secondary School in comparison to high number of learners.
It is said that one teacher allocated to Junior Secondary School Grade Seven is not able to handle all the subjects required to be taught.
Over 7,000 primary school teachers will be transferred to junior secondary schools to help with the teacher shortage, according to information provided to the Departmental Committee on Education, which is led by Hon. Julius Melly.
TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia stated that the selection process for the teachers has already begun while testifying before the committee today taking into consideration their qualifications for them to handle learners in Junior Secondary School.
She told the members of parliament that the task will be finished as soon as possible.
The country wants to know if there are any plans to elevate teachers who are now teaching in primary schools and deploy them to junior secondary schools, the head of the education committee stated. And if so, how many tutors will be promoted if that is the case? This arises due to high shortage spotted in Junior Secondary as one teacher per school cannot manage handling all Subjects.
In response, Macharia said, “TSC has recognized 7,282 primary school teachers with the necessary qualifications to teach in secondary schools as qualified for deployment to junior secondary school through the verification of personal data.”
Malulu Injendi, vice chair of the committee, questioned the commission today about why teachers, who have medical insurance, are required to pay when they visit hospitals.