Deployment Of Teachers To JSS. When schools reopen for the third term in early September of this year, primary schools will begin receiving junior secondary school (JSS) and primary school intern instructors.
The load of teaching should be lessened by the teachers, especially at junior secondary schools where grade 8 classes will begin in January of the following year.
The Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC) published 20,000 teaching openings nationwide two weeks prior.
The commission intends to hire 18,000 interns for junior secondary schools out of the 20,000 total applicants.
The remaining 2,000 recruits will be placed in primary schools to assist in implementing the competency-based curriculum (CBC), according to TSC Chief Executive Nancy Macharia.
According to Macharia, “the program targets unemployed registered teachers to be placed in learning institutions where their teaching experience will be improved through mentoring, coaching, and exposure to real-world teaching situations.”
Deployment Of Teachers To JSS
The internship lasts for a full year. Those who were interested and qualified had until July 18, 2023, to submit their applications.
Successful applicants will get a monthly stipend of Ksh20,000 for junior secondary school admission, and Ksh15,000 for primary school admission.
However TSC asked for funds from government so that it can confirm on permanent and pensionable terms 20,000 teachers recruited on internship in February this year.
Speaking at the Kenya School of Government during the launch of the TSC 2023-2027 strategic plan, TSC Chairperson Jamleck Muturi said the teachers will be demoralized if they work on intership for long.
Muturi revealed that the Commission has a plan to confirm the teachers in January 2024 if they get the required funds for doing so.
TSC plans to spend sh 11 billion for teacher promotions, sh 7.9 billion for CBC, TPAD, and PC training, sh 24 billion for internship recruitment, and sh 73.8 billion for hiring 111,870 teachers on permanent and pensionable terms.
According to Commission policy, intern instructors are only permitted to work for a total of two years before transitioning to permanent positions.
For the next five years, the government plans to hire at least 25,000 teachers annually. TSC hired 36,000 teachers in January.