Inside Dr. Nancy Macharia’s plan to recruit 6000 teachers

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Dr. Nancy Macharia’s latest move at the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to have additional 6000 teachers intern in both primary and secondary schools across the country has caused a lot sweet ripples in the teaching fraternity.

While addressing the media, Dr Nancy Macharia, TSC CEO observed that the commission seeks to address teacher shortage witnessed in both primary and secondary schools countrywide by absorbing more trained teachers to see the success of the 100 per cent transition policy which earlier introduced  partnership with the Ministry of Education currently headed by Dr. Magoha. This development will see the total number of teachers rise to a total of 330,671 TSC employed teachers.

The Teacher Service Commission, TSC is a constitutionally independent body whose core mandates are to register, employ, promote and manage the conduct of teachers on behalf of the government of Kenya. TSC recruits well trained teachers from the accredited teachers training colleges and universities and are registered by the commission. However, the commission has never employed enough teachers to fully address the teachers shortage in the country.

In a statement, Dr Nancy Macharia indicated that there is a shortage of teachers still in both primary and secondary public schools requiring urgent redress. Madam Nancy noted that the teacher shortage in the public sector is currently at 103,931. So far, the TSC has employed a total of 23,700 teachers from a target of 50,504 teachers set in 2017.

The teacher’s Boss, Dr. Macharia announced to have set a side a budget of Sh. 1.2 billion to aid the recruitment of the additional 6000 intern teachers. The interns are to be shared by both primary and secondary schools, secondary will absorb 4000 slots while 2000 slots go to primary schools.

The recruited teachers will be absorbed under permanent and pensionable terms to their respective institutions as per needs in given areas. The 6000 teacher interns will report to their stations awaiting appointments by January 2022.

The entire recruitment exercise for the 6000 teacher interns is set to kick off as from between late November 2021 to mid December 2021 just towards the expiry of the presently ongoing internship contracts.

Dr Nancy Macharia and her team of commissioners in the photograph below.

(Photo/Courtesy…), on behalf of the commission entirely applauded the effort of the government in allocating funds to the commission to facilitate the forthcoming recruitment exercise efficiently.

The recruited staff will be entitled to ksh. 20,000 for secondary, while their primary counterpart s will go home with ksh. 15,000 by the end of every month thanks to Teacher Service Commission. To the unemployed teachers who missed out in the July mass recruits and replacement of 3914, this has indeed come at the appropriate time.


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