The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced that it has processed over 50% of the salaries of the 35,550 Junior Secondary School teachers recruited earlier this year. The newly employed JSS teachers reported to their stations in February and March 2023.
The TSC has attributed the delays in processing the salaries of the new JSS teachers to some of them commencing work later than others. This is because the recruits are given 30 days within which to report to their various stations, as is the procedure.
In a statement released on Sunday 30th, 2023, TSC expressed regret for any delays that may have been occasioned by late reporting of the JSS teachers to their stations or delayed submission of requisite documents.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to the newly employed JSS teachers who may have experienced delays in receiving their salaries. We are aware that some of the teachers reported to their stations later than others, and this has led to delays in processing their salaries,” the statement read in part.
The TSC assured the affected teachers that all efforts are being made to effect all the salaries in May 2023. JSS Teachers who have not yet received their salaries are advised to confirm the payments with their respective banks.
The recruitment of the 35,550 Junior Secondary School teachers was part of the TSC’s efforts to address the shortage of teachers in public schools. The Commission had advertised for the positions in late 2022, and the recruitment process was completed in January 2023.
The newly recruited teachers were deployed to various parts of the country to teach in public secondary schools. The TSC has been working closely with the Ministry of Education to ensure that the new teachers are properly integrated into the education system.
“We are delighted to have recruited the 35,550 Junior Secondary School teachers, and we are confident that they will make a significant contribution to the education sector in Kenya. We are working closely with the Ministry of Education to ensure that the new teachers are properly integrated into the education system,” the statement added.
The TSC has urged the newly recruited teachers to be patient as they await the processing of their salaries. The Commission has also called on the affected teachers to contact the Director, Human Resource Management and Development, through email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0725895824 for any related enquiries.
The TSC has been on a mission to improve the quality of education in public schools by addressing the shortage of teachers. The Commission has been conducting regular recruitment exercises to ensure that there are enough teachers to meet the demand in public schools.