Jul 28, 2021

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Jobless P1 graduates in limbo as TSC hires 15,000 high school tutors

However, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) says it has no plans to recruit elementary school teachers, which is unsettling the fate of thousands of unemployed P1 certificate holders.

In an effort to fill staffing gaps in schools The Commission will also use the services of 5,500 interns each year on a one-year contract.

Details of the plans are included in the 2021 program-based budget estimates, which TSC also confirms as one of

TSC was allocated Sh 281.7 billion for the 2021/22 financial year, compared to Sh 266 billion in the current year.

Over the years, the Commission has had problems dealing with staff shortages in schools and even when hiring teachers it will still lag far below optimal levels.

In the recent past, employee pay has taken up 99.4 percent of the money the TSC received has. < / p>

Oddly enough, the commission does not refer to a provision for a ne w pay a deal with the teachers.

Major shortage

TSC plans to have 5,000 teachers in secondary education To use schools, as a greater shortage is expected from the facilities.

Around 3,500 interns are also used in secondary schools. The same number of interns will be recruited over the next two years.

Elementary schools will not be getting new teachers as the phasing out of the 8-4-4 system is expected to reduce the workload since learners are expected after the sixth Move class to secondary school as part of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

Only 2,000 interns are sent to primary school each year.

This leaves thousands of unemployed teachers

< From this year, the universities of teacher education will start a three-year diploma course in teacher training, which is aligned with the CBC.

Only 67 tutors will be hired for universities in the financial year and 68 more tutors in the following year.

Internship program

The internship program was started in 2019 Many people are hoping to do so to get a permanent job when job vacancies are announced.

A primary school intern receives a monthly grant of Sh 15,000, while a secondary school receives Sh 20,000.

In January 2023 there will be a Giving double enrollment if the first CBC cohort moves to secondary secondary school during the final 8-4-4 students – currently in Standard 5 – will also report for Form 1.

Secondary schools will be this year have five classes instead of four.

When the CBC is fully implemented, secondary schools will have six classes – three for juniors and three for seniors – while elementary schools will have two fewer than the current eight.

The teachers’ unions did not engage the employer for a new collective agreement despite the 2017-2021 period. One expires in a month.

The Commission estimates that around Sh 273 billion in the next three years 2021/22, 2022 / 23 274.7 billion Shillings and 2023 / 279.3 billion Shillings will be required. 24 fiscal years to pay teachers.

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