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JSS National Ball Games Venue Changed from Kisii to Kakamega Dr. Belio Kipsang, Principal Secretary for Basic Education, announced a venue change for the Junior Secondary School (JSS) Term Two Ball Games, moving the event from Kisii to Kakamega. The games, originally set to take place in Kisii County, will now be held in Kakamega from July 30 to August 7, 2024, to ensure better logistical coordination. Follow Teachers Updates On X In a memo dated June 18, 2024, addressed to all regional and County Directors of Education (CDE), Dr. Kipsang explained that the JSS national championship will coincide with…

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TSC to Confirm All 46,000 Junior Secondary School Teachers The Kenya Kwanza government has committed to employing all 46,000 Junior Secondary School teachers on permanent and pensionable terms. This announcement came after a Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting on Tuesday, where Kimani Kuria, Chair of the National Assembly Finance Committee, confirmed that sufficient funds have been allocated for this purpose. Kimani Kuria reported that KSh18 billion has been designated to employ the 46,000 Junior Secondary teachers currently on internships. “The PG was also informed that adequate funds -KSh18 billion – have been provided for the employment of all 46,000 Junior Secondary…

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Students Scamper as Police Deploy Tear Gas Inside Coast Girls High School On Wednesday, June 19, at Coast Girls High School in Mombasa County, classes were disrupted when a police officer reportedly discharged a tear gas canister within the school premises. The tear gas was fired as police clashed with protestors opposing the Finance Bill 2024. Chaos ensued as students were seen rushing around the school compound engulfed in smoke. Videos reviewed by Teachersupdates.news showed an individual inside the school questioning the rationale behind firing the tear gas during school hours. Follow Teachers Updates On X Additionally, cries for help…

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TSC to Recruit 20,000 Intern Teachers Next Month The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will address the current teacher shortage by hiring an additional 20,000 interns next month. At least 20,000 unemployed teachers will be taken on as interns starting in July. This year’s budget has set aside 18 billion Shillings for transitioning intern teachers to permanent and pensionable terms. However, this allocation falls short of the 30 billion Shillings the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) requested to convert all 46,000 junior secondary school intern teachers to permanent and pensionable positions. Molo MP Kimani Kuria noted that funds have been allocated for…

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KUSNET Wants TSC to Implement 2018 CBA on Teachers Promotion The Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers (KUSNET) has urged the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) to swiftly and fully implement the 2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). According to the union’s Secretary General, James Torome, while certain aspects of the agreement have been executed, many special teachers remain stuck in the same job groups. Special needs education teachers secured promotions and the employment of additional teachers through the 2018 CBA to address the sector’s acute shortage. “We asking the teacher Service Commission to move with speed and review the career…

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TSC Permanent Jobs for 20,000 Intern Teachers Starting in July At least 20,000 intern teachers will secure permanent positions starting in July. This decision was announced during a meeting of the ruling coalition, Kenya Kwanza, at State House, where it was revealed that funds have been allocated to absorb the teachers next month. These teachers will play a crucial role in junior secondary schools as the pioneer class enters Grade 9 in January next year. The Kenya Kwanza parliamentary group was also informed that Sh18 billion has been set aside to employ all junior secondary teachers on an internship basis.…

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KCPA Advocates for Guidance and Counselling Education in Secondary School Curriculum The Kenya Counselling and Psychologist Association (KCPA) is advocating for the integration of guidance and counselling as a mandatory subject in secondary schools. Deliberations between KCPA and the Ministry of Education are ongoing to incorporate this subject into the school curriculum. At a recent event at Chinga Boys High School in Othaya, Nyeri County, KCPA Chairperson Catherine Gachutha highlighted the necessity of equipping students with basic psychosocial support skills. She argued that such education would help students manage their emotions better and reduce instances of indiscipline, which are often…

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TSC’s Hiring of 46,000 JSS Intern Teachers in Doubt Amid Ksh.5 Billion Budget Shortfall The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) faces a significant challenge in hiring 46,000 junior secondary school (JSS) teachers on permanent and pensionable terms. This follows the National Treasury’s allocation of only 13.4 billion Shillings for the process, falling short by 5 billion Shillings of the 18.7 billion Shillings appropriated by the National Assembly Budget and Appropriations Committee. The TSC had initially informed Parliament that 30 billion Shillings was needed for this task. The budget shortfall arises at a time when JSS teachers are expected to see a…

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How to Apply for Government Scholarships, Loans, and Bursaries Students enrolling in higher education institutions can access government scholarships and loans through the Higher Education Financing (HEF) portal. Students who enrolled before 2023 can continue using the previous government funding and HELB loan application system. Grants and scholarships will be awarded based on the financial circumstances of the students, similar to HELB loans. Higher Education Finance Application Guide To begin with, create an account successfully and check your email (Inbox or Spam/Junk) to activate your account. Once your account is activated, you can log in using your email and password.…

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How Much JSS Intern Teachers Will Earn After TSC Confirmation In the upcoming financial year 2024-2025, the education sector has received a substantial budget allocation of 656.6 billion Shillings. Notably, the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) has been allocated 38.2 billion Shillings, with a significant portion aimed at hiring junior secondary school (JSS) teachers. The National Treasury has proposed an additional 13.4 billion Shillings for converting 46,000 JSS intern teachers to permanent and pensionable terms. Junior secondary school teachers, who recently ended a strike demanding better pay and job security, are set to benefit from these changes. Follow Teachers Updates On…

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