JavaScript must be enabled in order for you to see "WP Copy Data Protect" effect. However, it seems JavaScript is either disabled or not supported by your browser. To see full result of "WP Copy Data Protector", enable JavaScript by changing your browser options, then try again.

TSC: Kenya Urgently needs to Employ 50,000 Teachers

The teachers service commission TSC chief Executive Officer Dr. Nancy Macharia has announced that Kenya has a shortage of 50,000 teachers that needs to be employed. The teaching vacancies are supposed to be filled within the shortest time possible. Dr. Macharia has said.

Appearing before the Parliamentary Education Committee on 14th May, TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia said the country has 211,046 primary school teachers out of 259,219 required. A total of 48,173 more teachers are needed to bridge the national shortage.

According to Dr. Nancy Macharia Turkana County has the highest shortage of primary school teachers in the country followed by Mandera,West pokot and Wajir. Other counties with dire need of teachers include Narok and Kwale.

Also Read:2020 New Salary Scale For Teachers After TSC Promotion

She stated that Turkana has a shortage of 51.4%, Mandera 48.6% West Pokot 41,1% Wajir 30% and Kwale has a shortage of 30%. Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Uasin Gishu, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Murang’a, Meru, Laikipia, Isiolo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Embu and Nairobi have the least shortage of teachers. The 12 counties have teacher shortages of less than 10 per cent.

Out of 2,507, Nancy Macharia stated that Kirinyaga requires 30 teachers representing 1.2 per cent. Uasin Gishu has 5,125 and needs 422. Kiambu requires 368, Nyeri 321, Nyandarua 329, Murang’a 423, Meru 705, Laikipia 241, Isiolo 78, Elgeyo Marakwet 347, Embu 367 and Nairobi 407.

Here are details of teacher shortage in various counties

Shortage Of Teachers In Kenyan Schools

West Pokot2,489
Uasin Gishu422
See also  Denni Itumbi and 4 others fired by the state

According to the report seen by The Standard Report Vihiga, Trans Nzoia, Taita Taveta, Siaya, Nyamira, Nandi, Mombasa, Migori, Makueni, Machakos, Lamu, Kisumu, Kisii, Kericho and Baringo all have shortages ranging from 10 to 20 per cent.

However quite a number of teachers were noted to be working in various schools but employed by the board of management

This comes at a time the education CS Dr. George Magoha has formed a committee to relook at the modalities to be followed for the re-opening of schools. According to CS Magoha who was speaking yesterday, the committee will also advise the Cabinet Secretary on the general impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the demand for education by poor households and suggest mitigation measures.

Also Read:Court Nulifies TSC Employment Age Limit For Teachers

Get more visible online. Reach your target audience and gain more traffic on your website with our online marketing solutions at affordable rates. Stawi Marketing is here to help you. Reach us at


Keeping you in the loop