TSC Announces 5,000 Vacancies After Receiving Ksh 2.5B Budget

  • A signpost showing Teachers Service Commission mandated with hiring teachers in Kenya.
    A signpost showing the Teachers Service Commission office. TSC is mandated with hiring teachers in Kenya
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  • Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced over 5,000 vacancies in the ministry after receiving Ksh2.5 billion allocation in the recently unveiled budget.

    In a statement shared on Tuesday, June 15, TSC CEO Nancy Macharia revealed that the vacancies are aimed at easing the increased enrolment in public schools.

    She further noted that details on how to apply would be shared in July 2021.

    "The National Treasury has allocated TSC Ksh2.5 billion for the recruitment of 5,000 teachers to ease the teachers load in handling the increased enrolment.

    Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO Nancy Macharia addresses National Assembly's education committee on February 19, 2020.
    Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO Nancy Macharia addresses National Assembly's education committee on February 19, 2020.
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    "Qualified unemployed and registered teachers to look out for advertisements next month," stated Macharia.

    She further noted that in 2021 alone, the commission had trained over 100,000 in readiness for enrolment of the Competency based Curriculum (CBC) system in Grade 5.

    That rose the total of trained teachers countrywide to 156,000.

    "We have this year trained more than 100,000 teachers in readiness to CBC implementation in Grade 5 in July

    "I wish to thank the National Treasury for allocating the commission Ksh1 billion for the CBC teacher training in the next financial year. So far, we have trained 156,000 teachers in primary schools on CBC," he added.

    This comes barely two weeks after the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) affirmed that new directions on the teachers' salary increment demands on the 2021-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) deal would be offered.

    "Please note that the commission is looking into the submission, the outcome will be communicated. We will give directives in the next two weeks," stated SRC Chairperson Lyn Mengich.

    Salaries and Remuneration Commission chairperson Lyn Mengich
    Salaries and Remuneration Commission chairperson Lyn Mengich
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