TSC Deployment of P1 teachers. It is now clear that the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will send qualified P1 teachers to junior secondary schools the following month.
Details indicates that starting in Grade 7 later next month, only primary classroom teachers will be posted to teach in the junior secondary portion.
The Commission is developing a strategy to evaluate all primary school teachers who have secondary choice degrees and diplomas in preparation for their placement in 7th grade classes.
If there is a junior secondary section in that school ,the Teachers who have the right subject combination will be placed in the same primary school.
Additionally, Teachers services Commission (TSC) has ordered details of primary scho teachers with qualifications to teach in junior secondary schools.
These teacher will help curb teacher shortage in junior secondary schools as schools reopens on 23rd January.
TSC Deployment of P1 teachers.
Among the details required,include:
Name and Gender of the teacher
KCSE Mean Grade
Qualification i.e DIP, BED
KCSE Subject Grade e.g MAT C+ & PHY B-
Year of Graduation
Year of Birth
The newly hired instructors will be retrained by the teachers who have already received training in the junior secondary curriculum, according to TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia.
Between January and April, “we aim to train 90,000 instructors,” Macharia said.
According to TSC human resources boss Mr.Olayo,TSC had so far trained 229,000 primary school teachers and 60,000 secondary school teachers on the Competency-Based Curriculum.
So far TSC is also recruiting 30,550 teachers for junior secondary school which starts reporting in their respective stations on 30th January 2023.
Junior Secondary has opened a door of opportunities for promotion of primary school classroom teachers
NOTE:Teachers in primary schools with diplomas and degrees listed below are not eligible to teach in junior high schools.
- Diploma and Degree in Special Needs Education
- Diploma and Degree in Early Childhood Development Education
- Diploma in Education (Primary option)
- Diploma in Education, Secondary option
- Degree in Education (Secondary option) but lacking C+ at KCSE or C+ in teaching subjects
- Any other Diploma and Degree certificate apart from Diploma and Degree secondary option
The training of Grade 7 teachers will involve these subjects and areas offered in junior secondary school section.
i. Languages – English, Kiswahili, Foreign and Indigenous Languages and Kenya Sign Language.
ii. Pure Sciences -Integrated Science Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Health Education.
iii. Applied Sciences – Agriculture, Home science and computer studies
iv. Humanities – Social Studies (Citizenship, Geography, History) Religious Studies, (CRE, IRE, Hindu, HRE and PPI) and live skills.
v. Technical subjects and Creative Arts – Pre vocational and pre career Business studies, music, sports and physical education Home science.
Teachers with Diploma certificates will start at job group C1 while those with Degree certificates will start at job group C2.
The deployed primary school teachers will be paid as same as those teaching in 8.4.4 secondary schools.
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