He also mentioned that the government is working to increase the number of teachers in all public institutions.
According to Dr. Muturi, there is a national deficit of approximately 100,000 teachers, but the government allows the TSC to recruit 5,000 teachers every year.
He urged education stakeholders to work together to ensure high standards of education in the county and noted that they play a crucial role in providing quality education to learners.
The TSC is also working on providing conducive working environments for all teachers in the country. Dr. Muturi encouraged newly graduated teachers to apply for the available teaching positions, as the commission is currently recruiting teachers across the country.
Due to a severe shortage of teachers in junior secondary schools, the TSC is taking measures to address this issue.
The commission is currently recruiting primary school teachers who meet the set criteria to bridge the gap in junior secondary schools.
The qualifications for deployment to JSS include a minimum of a C plain mean grade in KCSE, a minimum of C+ in two teaching subjects, and a minimum of a diploma or degree in education.
Those who meet the above qualifications are encouraged to apply for the vacant positions. The commission has extended the deadline for applications.