The government has announced plans to hire 30,000 teachers at the start of the next academic year.
A statement by State House Spokesperson Hussain Muhammed on Thursday, December 1 indicated that the move was aimed at addressing the shortage of teachers in schools.
Recruitment will take place on January 23, 2023, when the school opens for the new academic year.
State House made the announcement hours after President William Ruto met with the President’s Labor Party on Education Reform.
President William Ruto, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Education CS Ezekiel Machgu, PS Belio Kipsang and TSC Chairperson Nancy Macharia held a meeting at State House on December 1, 2022.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is expected to release the recruitment details in the coming days.
Priority will be given to secondary school teachers in recruitment.
“The Ministry of Education, the Kenya Curriculum Development Institute and the Teachers Service Commission will work on ways to fast track teachers to ensure there are enough CBC eligible candidates in the country.
“The government will hire an additional 30,000 teachers in January 2023 to ease the transition and address the teacher shortage,” he said.
To address the infrastructural challenges in schools, the government has announced plans to build classrooms and laboratories in all schools across the country.
This is in addition to the CBC classrooms built in secondary schools by the administration of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Council members are being asked to work to support additional facilities.
“At the same time, the elementary school adjacent to the high school will share the laboratory and other facilities with the junior high school,” he said.