The Teachers Service Commission is advertising 3786 posts to replace teachers who have exited
service through natural attrition (3258 posts for Primary school teachers and 528 posts for
Post Primary schools/institutions teachers).
Eligible candidates should meet the following basic requirements:
(i) Be Kenya citizens.
(ii) Must be 45 years of age and below.
(iii) Must have original Professional and Academic Certificates.
(iv) Must be registered as a teacher as per Section 23 of the Teachers Service
Commission Act, 2012.
Naomi Karimi Kawira from Pangani Girls is the 2017 KSCE top candidate with a mean score of 87.011 points while Sharon Chepchumba from Moi girls is second best with 86.83 points. 142 students score plain A's while 2,714 others had a mean grade of A-minus. The CS said there was a notable improvement in the 2017 KCSE results as compared to 2016 ones where 141 candidates scored grade A. He noted that female candidates performed better than male ones in this year’s KCSE.
More than 170,000 teachers who will oversee the implementation of the new curriculum in January will be trained in two month’s time.
Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) Director Julius Jwan said the teachers will be trained in November and December.
Those to be trained are teachers handling nursery, and Class One to Three as the government embarks on competency-based curriculum.
The TSC has released teachers' July salaries, including an increase agreed upon in 2016, and promised the money will be in their accounts from Saturday.
Kamotho Kihumba, the commission's head of communications, said the money has been wired to banks where teachers have salary accounts.
Kihumba said pay for all 312,060 teachers has been aligned with the new grading structure and individually placed on new pay points.
"The payroll has been run and pay slips uploaded on the online platform for access by teachers," he said in a statement on Friday.
A kindergarten pupil has been crushed to death by a school bus in which he was riding.
The pupil from St Augustine’s Preparatory School in Mombasa died on the spot.
The boy was ran over by the back wheels of the bus when he fell down through an opening on the floor of the bus.
His sister, who is in Standard Two at the same school, was in the bus when the incident happened in Majengo on Friday at around 6.30am.