Tsc To Recruit 5, 000 Teachers on Permanent and Pensionable Terms in July 2020
The Teachers Service Commission may be forced to continue employing 5, 000 tutors annually after the National Assembly failed to approve its budgetary allocation this year.
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According to the Daily Nation, the Commission had requested for an increased share to enable it employ 25, 000 teachers annually to avoid overstretching the 318, 000 TSC employed teachers given the roll out of the new CBC curriculum and the 100 per cent transition policy.
The decision by the National Assembly Budgetary Allocation Committee puts the TSC between a rock and a hard place.
2020 TSC Internships
This means that the Teachers Service Commission will have to continue employing teachers on internship terms to reduce the high teacher: learner ratio.
Speaking to the Daily Nation, TSC Boss Fr Nancy Macharia confirmed that indeed the Commission’s hope of employing 25, 000 teachers on permanent and pensionable terms in 2020 was dashed after the National Assembly allocated only Kshs 2 billion as opposed to the Kshs 15.4 billionproposed by the TSC to facilitate the recruitment process.
100 per cent transition
According to TSC Boss Dr Nancy Macharia, the teaching sector in Kenya will be obliged to continue relying on intern teachers and those employed by the Board of Management.
Dr Macharia also added that the 100 per cent transition policy is likely to overstretch teachers given that an extra one million learners joined various Secondary schools in Kenya.