- The government will recruit teachers to reduce the National Teacher shortage in all basic institutions.
- the commission has been allocated a total of 4.68 billion for the recruitment of 20,000 intern teachers.
Teachers Service Commission is set to recruit 111,870 teachers over the next five years.
TSC chief executive officer Nancy Macharia said the government will recruit teachers to reduce the national teacher shortage in all basic institutions.
"During the five years, we project to recruit a total of 111,870 teachers," Macharia said.
Macharia spoke during the launch of the Commission strategic plan 2023-2027.
The CEO said Sh134 billion is required to recruit 111,870 teachers in five years.
She added that the commission has been allocated a total of 4.68 billion for the recruitment of 20,000 intern teachers.
On June 28, Education CS Ezekiel Machogu announced that the government will hire 25,000 teachers starting this month.
Machogu said this during the 46th Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA) Conference in Mombasa.
"In the outgoing Financial Year, we have employed 36,000 new teachers and in the next Financial Year will hire an additional 25,000 teachers," Machogu said.
Machogu said that the Kenya Kwanza government is fully committed to ensuring the education sector blossoms.
The Teachers Service Commission was allocated the largest share of the Education docket budget by President William Ruto’s government.
According to the 2023-24 Budget, TSC received Sh316.7 billion, half of Sh 628.6 billion which was the full amount allocated towards the education sector.
The Commission also received 4.8 billion for the recruitment of 20,000 intern teachers.