TSC Interns: The Teachers Service Commission is set to hire 5,000 teachers on permanent and pensionable basis. The commission is also set to hire 10,000 intern teachers starting this July.
This is after National Assembly’s Budget and Appropriation committee failed to grant the the commission’s request for Sh. 15.4 billion to recruit 25,000 tutors. Instead, the commission granted the TSC Sh. 2 billion for the recruitment of 5,000 teachers on permanent and pensionable terms.
This means that unless the National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani increases the TSC budgetary request, the hiring will kick off in July.
In its strategic plan, 2019-2023, the teachers’ commission had indicated that it requires Sh. 82 billion to recruit teachers over the next five years.
This was based on the commission’s attempt to bridge the teachers’ shortage in the face of 100 per cent transition to secondary schools.
Currently, the TSC estimates that there is a teachers’ shortage of up to 100,000. The shortage is expected to hit 120,000 by year 2023.
“On average, it require Sh. 16.4 billion annually to recruit teachers. Presently, TSC estimates an overall teacher shortage of 96,345 – 38,054 at the primary and 58,291 at the post-primary school levels. At the moment 80,000 teachers are hired by school’s boards of management,” said a report that appeared in a local daily.
Last year, the commission recruited 5,000 secondary school teachers this year and is in the process of hiring 10,000 interns. TSC Interns.