Bad News To Trained Teachers As TSC Is Set To Hire Untrained Diploma Tutors In Mass Reccruitment.
The teachers service commission has been directed to recruit 30000 teachers ahead of the next academic year starting January 2023.
Speaking in Nairobi yesterday, president William Ruto urged the commission to give priority to those prospective teachers who are CBC compliant.
The teachers are meant to address the shortage currently experienced in both primary and secondary schools.
According to TSC chief executive officer Dr Nancy macharia, the shortage stands at 116000 teachers.
The CBC classes which will be domiciled in Primary schools will have to be handled by specially trained teachers due to the kind of subjects that will be tackled.
According to the recommendations by the presidential working party on CBC, some subjects will be merged to lower the number of subjects and hence lessen the workload.
Saturday nation has revealed that the bulk of the 30000 teachers who will be employed ahead of January may be engaged on contract terms rather than on permanent and pensionable Terms.
Additionally, there is another proposal to employ diploma holders from Technical institutions to teach pre-tech subject.
The move to hire these tutors who are considered untrained at the expense of Trained Teachers is likely to rub the teachers unions the wrong way.
It will also be bad news to bachelor of education and P1 teachers who are trained to teach in primary and secondary schools as they will have to face competition from untrained teachers.
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