TSC to promote 15,552 teachers through junior secondary in 2023

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TSC to promote 15,552 teachers through junior secondary in 2023

TSC to promote 15,552 teachers through junior secondary in 2023




The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) plans to promote 15,552 teachers next year. Many of the teachers however will be promoted through junior secondary school. The government has set aside Sh1.4 billion for the process.




This was revealed by TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia while appearing in Parliament before the National Assembly Departmental Committee on Education yesterday for answering questions.




Macharia told the committee at Parliament buildings that it was not true that some teachers had remained in the same grade for up to 10 years without promotion as was alleged.




She insisted that the longest a teacher may have stayed in the same job grade is four years, and the government was doing everything possible to ensure they are promoted.




She said that all teachers were promoted by 2017, costing the government Sh54 billion.




On the ongoing recruitment of 35,550 teachers Macharia said that teaching vacancies will be shared out equally to ensure all 47 counties get enough teachers to address shortages.




parliamentarians that this process has got some political implications hence it should be handled with care so that whatever recommendations we come up with as a committee are accepted by the entire house,” said Injendi.




Kabondo Kasipul MP Eve Obara asked TSC to come up with data on the shortages of teachers across the country which will make it easier for the



recruitment process since nobody will oppose a certain area getting more teachers if it genuinely deserves them with evidence to show that.



Dr Obara said time was of great essence since their constituents were knocking on their doorsteps seeking employment and that the government needs to come up with clear guidelines on how it will be done to ensure that citizens are involved in the entire process.



Lugari MP Nabii Nabwera said that the population of a given county cannot be wished away in the enlistment of teachers since some have more



sub-counties and it would be unfair to say that these positions will be shared equally while some areas are in more need than others.




“I come from Kakamega County which has one of the largest populations and constituencies with many schools for that matter,



it would be grossly unfair to want it to have the same number of teachers as some counties with only two constituencies in the country,” said Nabwera.




Igembe North MP Julius Taitumu agreed with Nabwera saying that the population of a given county and the number of schools should be key factors in



determining the number of teachers that they will get asking their colleagues to support the proposal since it was for the good of Kenyans.




The Committee Chairperson cautioned members to be aware that as they make recommendations they were not doing them specifically for their constituencies or

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