More than 10,000 new teachers are to be hired starting next week.
Of these slots, 5,000 teachers will be replacing those who have left the service due to retirement, death or other causes while 5,000 will boost the numbers of the existing workforce, said Mr Gabriel Lengoiboni, the secretary of the Teachers Service Commission.
Funds for the fresh recruitment were set aside in this year’s Budget which Finance Cabinet Secretary Henry Koskei presented to Parliament in June.
He allocated Sh2.5 billion for employment of 5,000 additional teachers.
Mr Lengoiboni has now asked qualified teachers who are also registered with the commission to apply to school and district education boards before August 11. That means prospective candidates have only 11 days left.
Candidates can apply in any of the 47 counties where the vacancies exist. Out of the additional teachers, Mr Lengoiboni said 2,479 would be posted to teach in primary while 2,521 would be sent to secondary schools.
Among the 5,339 teachers who will be replacing those that have left service, 4,663 would be sent to primary while 676 go to secondary schools READ MORE ON DAILY NATION