More than 30,000 teachers have been allotted by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to public junior secondary schools across the nation, and they are due to report by the following Monday.
Concerns over whether the number of teachers employed by TSC will be enough to satisfy the rising demand have been raised by some stakeholders in the education sector, prompting the decision.
The Ministry of Education is still working to make sure that this first cohort of Grade 7 pupils adjusts to school, over a week after they reported to class to begin their first term of Junior Secondary School.
However, one of the major issues that prevented learning in the first week was the tardy deployment of teachers, particularly in public institutions.
After the TSC said that over 30,000 teachers were scheduled to report to public junior secondary schools across the nation on Monday, the scenario is likely to change in the upcoming week.
Each Junior Secondary School received one teacher, and the allocation of teachers was done in accordance with the number of Grade 7 classrooms in each county.
According to the rules established by the Ministry of Education, pupils in junior secondary school will be exposed to a maximum of 14 subject areas throughout the course of 9 courses each day.
Teachers in junior secondary schools are required to teach 45 lessons every week.
TSC wanted to hire 21,550 teacher interns in addition to 90,000 permanent teachers with pension benefits.
According to TSC’s recruiting strategy, counties projected to benefit the most are Kitui (1,475 teachers), Kakamega (1,449), Nakuru (1,223), Bungoma (1,208), Meru (1,120), and Machakos (1,120). (1,050).
Counties receiving the fewest teachers under this recruitment plan include Isiolo (119), Lamu (131), Samburu (175), Garissa (190), Marsabit (191), Mombasa (192), and Tana River (193). (192).
Mr. Oyuu has found flaws in the hiring procedure, saying that instructors who scored lower than a C+ on their KCSE were arbitrarily barred from employment.