Education CS Ezekiel Machogu has announced that the government will hire 25,000 teachers starting in July.
Machogu was speaking on Wednesday during the 46th Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA) Conference in Mombasa.
“In the outgoing Financial Year, we have employed 36,000 new teachers and in the next Financial Year will hire an additional 25,000 teachers,” Machogu said.
“We will deploy these teachers in our schools in a manner that reflects equity.”
Machogu said that the Kenya Kwanza government is fully committed to ensuring the education sector blossoms.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) was allocated the largest share of the Education docket budget by President William Ruto’s government.
According to the 2023-24 Budget, TSC received Sh316.7 billion, half of Sh 628.6 billion which was the full amount allocated towards the education sector.
The Commission also received 4.8 billion for the recruitment of 20,000 intern teachers.
Teachers Service Commission chairperson Jamleck Muturi said the government will advertise the recruitment of teachers next week across the country.