P1 Deployment To JSS
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will undoubtedly assign qualified P1 teachers to junior secondary schools in the upcoming month, it is now obvious.
Details indicate that only primary classroom teachers will be posted to teach in the junior secondary section beginning in Grade 7 later next month.
In order to prepare for their placement in 7th grade classes, the Commission is preparing a plan to evaluate all primary school teachers who hold secondary choice degrees and diplomas.
The teachers who have the right subject combination will be assigned to the same primary school if that school has a junior secondary section.
The Teachers Services Commission (TSC) has also requested information about primary school teachers who are qualified to work in junior secondary schools.
As junior secondary schools resume on January 23, these teachers will aid in addressing the deficit of teachers in those schools.
Details required include:
- TSC number
- Name and Gender of the teacher
- Sub County
- KCSE Mean Grade
- Qualification i.e DIP, BED
- Subject Combination
- KCSE Subject Grade e.g MAT C+ & PHY B-
- Year of Graduation
- Year of Birth
- Mobile Number
According to TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia, the newly hired teachers will be retrained by the teachers who have already gotten training in the junior secondary curriculum.
“We intend to train 90,000 teachers,” Macharia said between January and April.
Mr. Olayo, the director of human resources at TSC, said that the company had already trained 60,000 secondary school teachers and 229,000 primary school teachers on the Competency-Based Curriculum.
For junior secondary schools, which begin reporting to their respective stations on January 30, 2023, TSC is currently hiring 30,550 teachers.
Teachers in primary schools now have more options for promotion due to junior secondary.
NOTE: Teachers in primary schools with diplomas and degrees listed below are not eligible to teach in junior high schools.
- Diploma and Degree in Special Needs Education
- Diploma and Degree in Early Childhood Development Education
- Diploma in Education (Primary option)
- Diploma in Education, Secondary option
- Degree in Education (Secondary option) but lacking C+ at KCSE or C+ in teaching subjects
- Any other Diploma and Degree certificate apart from Diploma and Degree secondary option
The training of Grade 7 teachers will involve these subjects and areas offered in junior secondary school section.
i. Languages – English, Kiswahili, Foreign and Indigenous Languages and Kenya Sign Language.
ii. Pure Sciences -Integrated Science Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Health Education.
iii. Applied Sciences – Agriculture, Home science and computer studies
iv. Humanities – Social Studies (Citizenship, Geography, History) Religious Studies, (CRE, IRE, Hindu, HRE and PPI) and live skills.
v. Technical subjects and Creative Arts – Pre vocational and pre career Business studies, music, sports and physical education Home science.
Teachers who hold diplomas will begin at work group C1, while those who hold degrees will begin at job group C2.
The primary school teachers who are deployed will receive the same pay as secondary school teachers in 8.4.4.