Teachers Service Commission will work to fill the country’s public elementary and secondary school teacher shortages.
Now Kakamega County is the severely hit in terms of teacher shortages. The counties with the worst teacher shortages in both primary and secondary schools are West Pokot, Kitui, Narok, Bungoma, Kilifi, Murang’a, Bomet, Siaya, and Migori.
In Secondary schools are included in this category. Bungoma County has reclaimed first spot, ahead of Kisii, Homabay, Nakuru, Kitui, Makueni, Turkana, and Trans Nzoia.
Despite the ever-increasing student numbers attributed to the government’s 100% transition policy, the commission has been unable to meet the required teacher-to-student ratio due to financial constraints.
Teachers Service Agency’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Nancy Macharia, went on to say that in the upcoming Recruitment, the commission aims to allocate more slots to sub-county schools.
This is because these schools frequently enroll a significant number of students, accounting for around 67 percent of children who move from elementary to secondary school. In order to get favourable outcomes from curriculum implementation, additional human resources should be allocated to help handle learners responsibly and effectively.