The Ministry of Education is working to ensure that new infrastructural facilities are installed to accommodate the alarming number of students attending secondary schools in 2023, which is likely to double admissions.
The regard to doubling the recruitment by 2023, the Teachers Service Commission plans to deploy over 36,341 primary school teachers who have acquired higher qualifications after the roll-out of the new curriculum to meet the staffing needs . Will be posted to teach in lower secondary schools.
Those who will be posted to teach in Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) include P1 teachers who have Diploma, Higher Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Masters and PhD
The process of appointment of graduate teachers of Primary Teacher Education (PTE) has started. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has started this process and is ready to deploy over 1000 P1 teachers to teach in secondary schools across the country.
In the last two years, TSC has promoted PTE teachers as Secondary School Tutors. In 2019 Teachers Service Commission promoted 1000 teachers and in 2020 commission promoted 1000 teachers. The 2000 P1 teachers who were posted have received posting letters and are now serving in secondary schools.
The Career Progression Guidelines for Teachers (CPG) stipulates that promoted P1 graduate teachers start from job grade C2 with a pay scale of Rs 34,955 per month and move to job grade C3 after completing three years in C2. will be subject to promotion.
The TSC qualifications and guidelines for the posting of PTE teachers are as follows:
The applicant must have a P1 certificate
Applicant must be a Kenyan citizen;
The applicant must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in education with two teaching subjects;
Must have a minimum mean grade of C+ in KCSE or its equivalent and C+ in two teaching subjects.
Must be employer by Teacher Service Commission.
TSC has taken this step to reduce the burden on secondary school teachers due to 100% transition policy in secondary schools for KCSE candidates.
TSC eventually pointed out that PTE teachers are deployed competitively and that the process would be fair, promoting non-discrimination and equality.