TSC to employ 46,000 teachers as education set to get lion’s share of budget

Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia, KICD director Charles Ong'ondo and Education PS Belio Kipsang during release of Form One placement results at KICD, Nairobi, early this year. photo;courtesy

Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will employ 46,000 teachers in the the next Financial Year 2024/2025 which commences on July 1, 2024.

This is after the Government’s plan to allocate the highest share of the FY 2024-2025 budgets to the Ministry of Education (MoE) in its quest to uplift the standards of education in the country.

The National Assembly Budget and Appropriation Committee Chairman Ndindi Nyoro, on Saturday March 23, 2024, said the sector has been allocated 27 per cent of the budget for the year starting July 1.

Nyoro said KSh26.3 billion will be given to TSC to employ 26,000 Junior Secondary School (JSS) teachers.

“Starting this July, we will give TSC funds to offer permanent employment to 26,000 JSS teachers who were recruited on contract,” said Nyoro.

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The Kiharu legislature further added that, TSC will also recruit 20,000 teachers in an attempt to bridge the current teachers’ deficit in schools in the country.

The MP said the Kenya Kwanza government is keen on investing more of the country’s budget in the education sector as part of the interventions to cushion Kenyans from the high cost of schooling.

“We have made a deliberate decision to put more resources where more people will benefit. Education and Agriculture are among the sectors that we are keen on improving,” he said.

The MP spoke when he presided over the launch of Wundayi Constituency NG-CDF strategy plan on Saturday.  He was accompanied by Wundayi MP Damson Mwashako, Peter Shake Mwatate MP and Baringo Woman Rep, Jematiah Sergon.

By Brian Ndigo

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