Grade 8 Teachers Recruitment And Confirmation Of Interns. In advance of the Grade 8 class of next year, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is getting ready to launch a massive recruiting drive for junior secondary school (JSS) teachers.
The Commission’s budget was originally estimated to be Sh323.82 billion, however it was recently increased to Sh343.6 billion after receiving an additional allocation of Sh19.81 billion in a mini budget.
During Taxpayers Day festivities in Mombasa, President William Ruto reaffirmed the government’s pledge to give TSC Sh19.7 billion for teacher recruitment. The National Assembly must approve this funds through a supplemental budget before it may be used.
Additionally, the education sector would get a total of Sh62 billion from the supplemental budget.
President Ruto highlighted the hiring of an extra 56,000 teachers this year as he announced a Sh20 billion increase in the TSC budget.
TSC will verify 20,000 of the intern teachers they hired earlier in the year with this funding. PTE-certified intern teachers will begin at grade B5, and graduate intern teachers will be assigned to job group C2.
In order to solve the teacher deficit, the government has hired 35,790 new teachers in the last year, including 3,986 interns and 1,000 permanent term instructors for primary schools.
Grade 8 Teachers Recruitment And Confirmation Of Interns
In addition, 21,365 intern teachers were hired by junior schools, and 9,000 teachers were hired on a permanent basis for junior secondary schools.
Compared to past administrations that hired about 5,000 teachers a year, this recruitment strategy is different.
With the addition of Sh62 billion in the supplemental budget, the budget for the education sector saw a significant boost, totaling Sh628.6 billion for the current fiscal year.
The State Department for Higher Education and Research will also get Sh29.3 billion from the supplemental budget, with a special emphasis on scholarships under the new funding model.
President Ruto underlined the value of this investment, which includes an increase of Sh48 billion for universities, in building a stronger human resource.