New TSC guidelines. The teachers service commission has confirmed that they are going to hire 18,000 more JSS educators. This is therefore going to bring the total number of teachers employed so far to 48,000.
Timothy Oyucho who is the TSC commission said that they will employ an additional 2,000 primary school teachers. In addition, Oyucho said that they are not going to hire senior secondary school teachers due to budget constraints.
The commission who was speaking during a precursor bonding meeting with education stakeholders from the county of Busia said that the commission is up to speed on JSS teacher shortage and therefore seek to hire more educators.
The number of classes in an institution is the criteria that is used to determine the number of educators per sub-county.
For instance, out of the 261 teachers posted to Busia, Bunyala will receive 10,Teso north 54 while Teso south and Teso central will both receive 63 teachers.
In addition, Oyucho said that understaffing is a major threat with a 116,000 teacher shortage round the country. He also said that there are 30,500 junior secondary school class rooms across Kenyan institutions.
According to Oyucho, there are three merits which are applied during junior secondary school teachers recruitment.
Firstly, locals will be recruited based on their national ID cards while they meet some requirements.
Secondly, applicants from other sub-counties will be considered in the event where there are only a few locals applying for the positions.
Thirdly, applicants from outside the country will be considered in the case where some positions still remain unoccupied.
Dr Anyang who had flanked Oyucho said that the current TSC board has put in place various reforms. The reforms according to him are aimed at raising satisfaction and motivation in jobs.
In addition, the TSC quality assurance standards officer Dr Reuben Nthamburi has urged school head to push along with what they have. He also warned them against illegal levies.
New TSC guidelines.