The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) plans to hire at least 95,000 new teachers over the next five years. The commission will spend a chuck of the Sh114 billion it has set aside for projects in its strategic plan to employ additional teachers.
TSC chief executive Nancy Macharia said part of the Sh82 billion would be used to recruit 100,000 interns between next year and 2023. Dr Macharia said by June 30 last year, the commission estimated a teacher shortage of 96,345 out of which 38,054 were for primary level.
She attributed the shortage to rapid growth in school enrollment and various initiatives in the education sector that had necessitated establishment of new schools and expansion of existing ones.