TSC tables concern over the shortage of teachers in junior secondary schools


Appearing before the education committee, the teachers service commission has once again tabled
their conserns over the shortage of teachers in junior secondary schools .

TSC CEO Nancy Macharia has said that despite deploying almost 30, 000 to junior secondary schools , that’s is barely enough to cater for the needs of the 100 per cent pupils that have transitioned to secondary schools.

TSC chair has asked the committee for more money if the shortage of teachers is to dealt with completely saying almost 30,500 more teachers are needed to meet the required standards of grade 7 learners.

The TSC has said that schools have only received an average of 1 teacher to junior secondary which has
forced other high school teachers to assist in the teaching

Among other concerns raised by the TSC was the registration of teachers under the national health
insurance fund with the chair saying despite these demand for long the treasury instructed them to
advertise for the tender due to financial constraints.

TSC further says an approximate of 24 billion shillings will be needed annually

The commission also wanted the the committee to respond to the stagnation of promotion of teachers during the meeting
In response to these, the education committee chair , Julius Melly asked the TSC to present to them the
number of years teachers have stagnated in various job groups amd the amount required in order to be
assisted in the promotion of the teachers
Else where parents across the country are still appealing to the government to help them pay fees for
needy but bright students who are still yet to join secondary schools due to lack of school fees parents
saying failure to join secondary schools, children especially girls may be forced into early marriages .


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