TSC Reveals Exact Dates For Hiring Grade 9 Teachers
TSC Reveals Exact Dates For Hiring Grade 9 Teachers. The government will employ at least 20,000 teachers in 2025 to help manage 9th graders.
Making the announcement in Bungoma, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu also said that current Grade 8 pupils will move to Grade 9 in primary schools.
He said the government has already allocated a conditional grant of Sh3.4 billion to all constituencies across the country to build 6,000 classrooms by the end of the year.
It is a joint venture between the national government and the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF).
The World Bank has provided the government with Sh9 billion to build an additional 9,000 classrooms to bring the total number of classrooms to be set up to 15,015 by the end of the year.
We are on top of things and everything is moving in the right direction and there is nothing to fear,” Machogu said.
He said while the curriculum for Grade 9 students had already been prepared by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), the process of preparing the teaching materials was ongoing.
“We expect the teaching materials to be completed by July this year and distributed to schools. We are already done with the curriculum proposals,” revealed CS.
Machogu refuted the viral claim that the Grade 9 class will move to secondary school next year.
The CS has denied claims that it ordered the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) to develop the Kenya Primary Placement Examination (KEPPE), a Grade 8 exam to be used to place students in Grade 9.
According to reports, which have since been disproved as false, the new examination was supposed to be launched by November this year.
In its response, CS claimed that nothing had changed and the status quo would remain.
The bogus circular also claimed that the state was working to move Grade 9 under a competency-based curriculum to high school.
The change was expected to affect junior secondary teachers anchored in primary schools by moving them to secondary schools to handle grades 9, 10, 11 and 12.
The change was expected to affect Junior Secondary School teachers who are anchored in primary schools by moving them to high schools to handle grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has admitted that junior secondary schools are grappling with severe teacher shortages.
During the release of KCSE results, TSC Chief Executive Nancy Macharia revealed that the schools require 99,045 teachers against the current number of 56,928.
The Teaching Service Commission (TSC) has admitted that lower secondary schools are facing a serious shortage of teachers.
During the release of the KCSE results, TSC Director General Nancy Macharia revealed that schools need 99,045 teachers against the current number of 56,928.
The addition of the 8th grade class increased the shortfall to 42,117 teachers.
During the Taxpayers Day celebrations in Mombasa, President William Ruto confirmed that government will allocate Sh19.7 billion to TSC to recruit more teachers.
Funds were later made available under a supplementary budget approved by the National Assembly.
“Our budget for TSC has increased by Sh20 billion because we are hiring more teachers. We have about 56,000 more teachers on the payroll this year,” Ruto said.
Over the past year, Kenya’s Kwanza administration has made commendable progress in addressing the teacher shortage, employing 35,790 new teachers.
Notably, 1,000 of these were hired on permanent and retirement basis for primary schools, while 3,986 trainees entered the primary school system.
In addition, an impressive 9,000 permanent and pensionable junior high school teachers were recruited, and a further 21,365 were recruited as trainee junior high school teachers.
The hiring is a departure from the approach of the previous administration, which hired approximately 5,000 teachers annually.
TSC 9th Grade Teacher Jobs
In July, President Ruto said: “The government employed 35,000 teachers for the first time this year, an unprecedented number in recent history. We are aiming to recruit 25,000 more teachers by August to ensure that every child in Kenya has access to a quality education.”
TSC is currently planning to recruit teachers to look after the 8th grade students who have since applied to the schools.