TSC CONTAINS A LIST OF MORE THAN 60,000 P1 TEACHERS WHO REJECTED PROMOTIONS IN SEPTEMBER
2023 TSC P1 promotions.Although 30,000 teachers have been hired by the Teachers Service Commission for Junior Secondary Schools (JSS), there are still teacher shortages in many parts of the nation.
Only 8,367 elementary school teachers have relocated to work in the recently established Junior Secondary Schools, according to a TSC document.
68,671 primary school instructors are qualified to work in secondary institutions, despite this.
The bare minimum required for deployment to JSS is a diploma in education.
There are 2,047 teachers in Kenya who hold master’s and doctoral degrees, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics.
The survey by TSC found that primary school teachers were reluctant to move to junior secondary schools since the new positions offered little or no compensation.
The report is a portion of the teachers’ employer’s responses to the National Assembly Committee on Education’s questions from July 11.
“Our analysis revealed that a sizable number of teachers beyond the grade of C2, particularly deputies and primary school headteachers, did not apply for deployment to Junior Secondary School because they are already in higher job groups and there was no extra motivation,” the document stated.
“A teacher would rather not move if they could earn the same amount of money but have a heavier workload and teach at a higher level,” Oyuu said.
Any teacher who desires to go into a junior school is given the option to do so.
According to TSC, the site for teachers looking to switch from elementary to secondary education is now open, and recruitment will go on as usual.
Employment JSS 2023
In junior schools, 21,365 teachers have been hired so far for one-year internships, and another 9,000 have been hired on permanent, pensionable contracts.
This translates to about 30,365 instructors at junior secondary schools owned by the government nationwide.
Each of the about 23,000 primary schools has been assigned at least one tutor to the junior school division.
However, 185 teaching positions in Mandera, Wajir, and Garissa went vacant during the hiring process. No prospects were sent to the sites, not even after re-advertising.
TSC is also concerned about the lack of funding for hiring suitable teachers.
At the time, according to TSC, 70,430 instructors were needed in junior secondary schools.
This indicates that the schools currently lack 40,000 teachers.
There is an urgent need for more teachers of English, mathematics, pre-technical education, Kiswahili, and integrated science (6,708).
The least amount of teachers are needed for Kenya Sign Language; only 91 tutors are needed.
There is a need for (5,031) tutors for elective courses in business studies, social studies, and agriculture.
For sports and physical education, religious education, and health education, 3,354 teachers will be needed.
1,677 teachers must be hired for Life Skills Education.