TSC Begins Retraining Newly-Recruited Teachers
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is set to retrain the 30,000 newly-recruited teachers who were recruited to assist in the transition to junior secondary schools.
The Commission’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nancy Macharia said that they are committed to retraining all teachers who were employed as part of the ongoing recruitment process.
A cascade technique will be used in retooling the teachers within their sub-counties.
Once all the Grade 7 learners have settled into their new classrooms and TSC has completed deploying the newly recruited teachers, the retooling process will start later this month.
Dr Macharia revealed that besides the 60,000 teachers trained last year, an additional 30,550 teachers will be trained this year.
“All the teachers who will be recruited in the ongoing exercise will be put on a retooling regime that will ensure they adequately attend to our junior secondary school learners,” said Macharia before adding that 2,376 trainers have already been prepared for the same.
The training started earlier this month and will end in April.
“Already we have trained 2,376 master trainers ahead of the retooling exercise of all the new teachers and others currently teaching in secondary schools. We target to train 90,000 teachers between now and April 2023,” said Macharia.
In addition, Macharia reassured teachers that the Commission will improve their healthcare, a crucial service for them to provide.
“Concerning the Teachers Medical Health Scheme, I would like to let the teachers know that we have improved the Teachers Medical Health Scheme and increased the benefits provided to them under the medical insurance program,” added Macharia.