P1 teachers opt for transfers. Currently, there are almost 60,000 primary school teachers who are not willing to work as junior secondary school or secondary school educators.
Besides the teachers service commission employing 30,000 educators in junior secondary schools, some regions still have problems filling vacant positions for teachers. In addition, TSC documents show that only 8,367 primary teachers have relocated to JSS work places.
Despite 68,671 primary school teachers being licenced to teach in junior secondary schools, this still remains the case.
It is important to note that, for one to instruct in junior secondary schools, they need a a minimum of a diploma in education.
As per the latest survey by the National Bureau of Statistics in the country, 2,047 educatirs have already earned master’s and doctoral degrees.
A TSC explanation in the document stated that primary school teachers are showing unwillingness to move to JSS. This is because the positions cane with no advantages.
This document is a part of the answers by the national assembly committee on education to TSC on July 11.
In the document, the committee said that they noticed that a good number of educators who are beyond C2 group never applied for deployment to JSS. This is because the teachers are already in a high work group and hence saw no more advantages in JSS.
While responding to the matter, the KNUT secretary general Collins Oyuu said that as there is a larger workload in JSS, it should be different in terms of payment.
In addition, he said that there are so many additional roles with no compensation.
Oyuu also said that educators considered not moving after comparing the additional work load to the wages that did not even increase.
Besides, the door is still open for all educators wishing to submit their application. I’m addition, TSC confirmed that recruitment will go on as usual.
P1 teachers opt for transfers.