The meeting between the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and Teachers Union Officials seems to bear fruit as the commission is set to deploy 6000 P1 teachers to teach in Junior secondary school, starting January 2023
This comes after TSC officials engage Teachers union officials on the issue. The commission is currently engaging in talks with officials of the Kenya National Union of Teachers, KNUT, led by its secretary-general Colins Oyuu.
TSC reveals that the Junior Secondary School is about to be implemented, and there will be a need for more primary school teachers to be deployed to teach in the junior secondary classes.
TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia says that since a Competency-based curriculum is also going to be implemented also more secondary school teachers will be required thus need for primary school teachers need to be deployed in junior secondary.
Dr. Macharia added that at least 6000 primary school teachers will be deployed early next year to complete the 100% transition in schools. After the fully implemented of CBC in around June next year, there will be another group that will be deployed to junior secondary.
TSC insists that teachers must meet the requirement for deployment to secondary schools. KNUT is pushing TSC to allow primary school teachers with a degree in secondary option but C plain in KCSE to teach in junior secondary.
According to Macharia, the increase in the number of teachers obtaining higher degrees made the program of automatic promotions unsustainable, so the commission terminated them on January 9, 2014.
Members of Parliament (MPs) had asked TSC to allow teachers with a KCSE mean grade of C (plain) or lower who had obtained diplomas, postgraduate diplomas, and degrees from various accredited learning institutions to be promoted and deployed.
Only PTE teachers who scored C+(plus) in the KCSE will be considered for promotion after July, according to the commission’s new plan.
Interested candidates should visit TSC Online portal, www.teachersonline.tsc.go.ke
- Be a Kenyan Citizen
- Be a holder of a P1 certificate
- Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with two teaching subjects
- Must have attained at least C plus mean grade at KCSE
- Must be serving under TSC