TSC to Employ 30,000 Teachers as Govt Targets More Primary School Teachers next month.
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will hire more primary school teachers.
The Presidential Working Group on Education Reform has ordered an additional 30,000 junior secondary teachers to be hired.
“Priority will be given to teachers who will be handling Grade 7 learners.”
This is because the students will teach in primary rather than secondary schools.
According to the study, MOE, KICD, and TSC will cooperate on methods for expediting the retraining of teachers to guarantee that the country has a sufficient number of teachers who comply with CBC.
The team led by chairman Raphael Munavu further noted that Grade 7 teachers should be given hiring priority.
“Government will recruit an additional 30,000 teachers by January 2023 to facilitate the transition and bridge the teacher shortage,” the report reads.
The working group must provide the latest report by March 2023.
The CBC study panel has suggested that junior secondary students should be housed in existing elementary schools.
Thursday’s report to the President instructed the ministry to construct more classrooms and a laboratory.
In addition, the panel led by chairman Raphael Munavu has suggested that the summative assessment not be utilized to place students in JSS.
The paper states, “Instead, it will be utilized as an assessment to evaluate learning progress and provide feedback to education sector actors on areas requiring intervention.”
The Presidential Working Group on Education Reform suggested that the recently concluded sixth-grade testing not be utilized to determine placement in junior high schools.
Stakeholders stated in the study that the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) will be utilized to track student development.
“It will be used as an assessment to monitor learning progress and provide feedback to education sector players on areas that require intervention.”
The task committee also wants junior secondary students to reside in existing primary schools.
Meanwhile, the committee also suggested that neighboring primary and junior high schools share laboratories and other facilities.
The task force was requested to give suggestions regarding CBC and the higher education subsector in the basic education sector.
The team is scheduled to elaborate on implementing curricular tenets on CBC.
The team will also analyze the assessment of students, quality assurance, and CBC’s standards.