TSC asks for funds to help end teacher shortage

Teachers Service Commission boss Nancy Macharia addresses head teachers during the Kenya Primary Schools Head Teachers Association conference at Sheikh Zayed Children Welfare Centre in Mombasa on December 5, 2017. The TSC wants to hire more teachers. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mrs Macharia said primary schools have a shortage of 40,972 teachers, while secondary schools need 63,849 more.
  • Mrs Macharia told the committee that teacher training on the implementation of the new competence-based curriculum will cost Sh900 million.

The Teachers Service Commission is asking the Treasury for Sh16 billion to recruit 68,000 intern teachers as a temporary measure to address shortages in schools.

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