On Wednesday 28, June, Cabinet Secretary Education Ezekiel Machogu revealed that the government has plans to employ 24,000 teachers to fill the gap experienced by schools across the country.
CS Ezekiel Machogu reveals
While speaking during the 46th Annual Conference of the Kenya Secondary Heads Association (KESSHA) at Sheikh Zayed Hall in Mombasa, Education CS said that the recruitment process will begin at the start of 2023/2024 financial year.
CS Machogu also assured the heads of schools that the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) would ensure there is equity in the deployment of the teachers all over the country.
TSC Chairperson Jamleck Muturi speaks
On the other hand, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chairperson Jamleck Muturi also stated that the government is looking forward to recruit qualified individuals only to curb the shortage of teachers in the country.
This comes after he had announced that the Kenya Kwanza government had set aside aside Ksh4.6 billion to hire intern teachers. Muturi further clarified that the applications would begin as from Monday, July, 3.
Other plans by the Teachers Service Commission
The government’s plan to employ 24,000 teachers comes few months after it employed 36,000 teachers in the 2022/2023 financial year. TSC Chairperson Jamleck Muturi indicated that employing 24,000 new teachers will help solve the shortage teacher crisis across the country.
However, the government did not break down how many will employed under permanent and pensionable and how many will be under intern.
While speaking at Limuru Girls Secondary School on May 20, 2023, President Ruto revealed that the government would match teachers employed in the 2022/2023 financial year in the subsequent financial year.
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