TSC Making the Largest Teacher Recruitment in History

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The Ruto administration came into power on September 2022 and will now be employing 59,000 new teachers in less than a year.

After employing new 35,000 teachers last year December, the government last week announced the hiring of 24,000 more teachers in efforts to offer young Kenyans quality education and bridge the teacher gap experienced across schools countrywide.

Speaking during the 46th Annual Conference of the Kenya Secondary Heads Association (KESSHA) at Sheikh Zayed Hall in Mombasa last month, Education CS Ezekiel Machogu said the second teacher recruitment exercise will kick off at the start of the 2023/2024 Financial Year, this July.

Ruto’s administration, which came into power on September 2022 will now be employing 59,000 new teachers in less than a year – the largest recruitment exercise in history undertaken by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

According to the Ministry of Education, the Teachers Service Commission will also promote C1 teachers to C2, C2 to C3 and C3 teachers to C4 in coming months.  About 13,713 secondary and primary schools principals’ deputy principals, head teachers and deputy head teachers are earmarked for promotion.

In its first budget, the Kenya Kwanza administration has allocated Sh. 4.6 billion for the recruitment of new teachers, Sh.1 billion for promotions and Sh. 1.5 billion for capacity building of the teachers on the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

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