TSC Issues Dates For Advertisement of 30,000 JSS Teaching Vacancies
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) chairperson Jamleck Muturi, has confirmed that the commission will start the recruitment of 30,000 teachers in the next two weeks.
If TSC goes by Muturi’s statement, the 30,000 teaching vacancies announced by president William Ruto ahead of Junior Secondary school roll out will be advertised between 19th and 23rd December 2022. As per the said schedule, the newly recruited is and ensure they report to schools next month.
He said schools have a shortfall of 160,000 teachers. “TSC will consider all the schools including those in remote areas,” he said, urging head teachers to spearhead the mass planting of trees in their schools.
The TSC boss was addressing Primary school head teachers as they presented their wish list to the government 18th Kepsha annual conference at the Sheikh Zayed Children Welfare Centre in Mombasa. Among their proposals was that the annual capitation per child be increased from Sh1,400 to Sh7,500.
The head teachers, who run more than 23,000 schools, said they want more funds because of inflation and the high cost of living. Johnson Nzioka, the chair of Kenya Primary Schools Head Teachers Association (Kepsha) said the cost of running a primary school with 400 pupils comes to about Sh3 million per year.
“The last review on capitation was done in 2010 when it was capped at Sh1,400 per child. This figure falls far below the requirements to effectively run a primary school,” Nzioka said. “In our proposal, we have taken into account inflation rates, cost of living and depreciation.”
They urged the government to promote head teachers in Grade D1, saying the progression of the tutors at that level has stagnated for long.
“We also request that the progression of head teachers in Grade D1 be considered, given that many have stagnated in that grade,” he said.