The teacher service commission today has announced that it is having plans to employ permanently registered secondary teachers leaving their counterparts primary teachers who are not employed in large numbers with alot of worry concerning their fate on future employment. The government of kenya has decided to have this plan to solve the problem of shortage of teachers in most high schools due to the recent 100% transition of leaners.
Due to this, it intends to employ 5,000 teachers permanently every year for the next three years totaling to 15,000 teachers. On addition to them 3500 intern teachers will also be employed on a two year contract. The teachers employer TSC gave out information that it has no any plans to employ the highest number of unemployed P1 certificate holder’s which is a worrying situation to them. This is opposite to the early message the commission had where it said that it had plans to employ 37 thousand teachers in the year 2021 so that it will solve the problem of shortage of teachers in secondary schools and lower the massive cases of unemployed teachers.
TSC recruitment for p1 teachers who are registered may have to wait for a period of up to ten years to get employed. This will be a big blow and bad news to the desperate men and women with the P1 certificates, as well as interns in the field.This information comes to all the teachers making them to have no clear information as why the commission decided to go against its initial decision of ensuring that it reduces the number of unemployed teachers in the country. This is unclear whether the move comes from budget crisis, but it will still be painful for thousands of teachers who will have to wait another full year to try their luck so that they will have a chance to secure their permanent job. Hope that the commission revisit its initial statement concerning the employment of 37,000 teachers this year.