TSC plans to hire 11,000 new teachers to replace retirees.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has begun a large hiring push in order to address the severe shortage of qualified teachers that exists in the United States. Ms. Nancy Macharia, the CEO of the TSC, has stated that the organization intends to hire 11,000 new teachers in order to replace educators who are retiring as well as those whose contracts have expired over the past two years.
According to the information provided by Ms. Macharia, there are now 114,581 open teaching posts. Approximately 6,000 of the new workers will be interns, while the remaining 5,000 will be hired for permanent positions with pensions.
There is a scarcity of interns, thus the government has budgeted Sh1.2 billion for the fiscal year 2023/2024 to hire 20,000 interns to help make up for the shortage in the meantime.
As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, many teachers were offered the opportunity to have their employment contracts extended by up to two years beyond the 2020 and 2021 retirement dates that had been initially planned for them. Ms. Macharia sent a warning to educators, urging them to remain vigilant for any indications of the pandemic’s lingering impacts.
Ms. Macharia further mentioned that as of the last day of the preceding month, a total of 1,043 educators and members of their families had been admitted to hospitals due to serious diseases attributed to the Covid-19 virus.
In addition to this, she announced that the CBE teacher-training program for JSS educators would be starting very soon.