TSC To Hire 30, 000 New Teachers In 2023- Latest TSC News
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has hinted at plans to recruit 30,00 teachers in January 2023 to address the teacher shortage in public schools.
During the election campaigns, President William Ruto pledged to hire 116,000 teachers. However, this has been postponed due to the economic situation in the country.
Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, announced this on 17th November 2022 and added that the hiring is to take place gradually.
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Speaking at Kisii School, the CS noted that the President’s promise could not be implemented immediately due to the current economic climate.
“We know that this coming year, we had promised 116,000 teachers due to the nature of the economy, the way it is, we are going to do it progressively. So this coming January, we are going to recruit 30, 000 teachers and afterward, we will be able to improve,” Mr Machogu told principals from Kisii and Nyamira counties.
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The CS further reassured Kenyans that the national exams, which are set to begin on 28th November 2022, will be taken seriously. He stated, similar to the previous administration, several state ministries and agencies would collaborate to oversee the exam administration.
Mr Machogu issued a warning regarding examination cheats, claiming that no exam papers have been leaked.
“The exam papers are closely guarded, parents should stay away from people who claim to have the real paper yet whose intention is to make money. The only time that candidates will interact with the real paper is on that particular exam day and hour,” he added.
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Chief Executive Officer David Njeng’ere of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) recommended that mobile phones not be allowed into the examination rooms.
KNEC will administer three exams this year: the inaugural Kenya Primary School Education Assessment, the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, and the Kenya Secondary Certificate of Education where over 3.5 million pupils will sit for the national exams.
The CS also stated that by the start of the following school year, parents will get instructions regarding the domiciling of junior secondary school students.