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TSC to hire 5000 teachers next month, CEO Macharia says

The Teachers Service Commission will hire 5,000 teachers starting next month.

Some 6,000 intern teachers will also be recruited in the 2021/22 financial year.

In a media statement sent to newsrooms, Macharia said the Treasury has allocated Sh2.5 billion for the recruitment of the teachers.

“This is to ease the teachers load in handling the increased enrollment. Qualified unemployed and registered teachers to look out for advertisements for applications next month,” read her statement in part.

Macharia said they have trained more than 100,000 teachers in readiness for CBC implementation in Grade 5 in July.

The Treasury had allocated Sh1 billion for the CBC teacher training in the next financial year.

“So far we have trained 156,000 teachers in primary schools on CBC,” she added.

A total of Sh202.8 billion was set aside for the education sector recovery programmes following lost time since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country in March 2020.

The outbreak led to the closure of learning institutions for nine months.

Source: https://www.the-star.co.ke

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