In a very congested academic year 2021/2022 the schools went for a mid term break on Thursday last week and the break comes to an end today. Most of the Educationist term these academic year as the most busiest as the holidays are squeezed and the terms are so close . The Teachers are now busy and committed to ensure that they cover the syllabus on time before the candidates sit for their National exams next year.
The academic year is set to end next year 2022 when the country will be preparing for the general elections. As per the KNEC timetable released one week ago the National exams will start February and end around April .
As the mid term break comes to an end the schools have started their second half of the First term today and the term will end on october 2.
As the second half of the term starts, the newly employed teachers are set to report to their working stations as from September 1. In June ,TSC advertised for 8914 teaching vacancies out of which 3897 will be posted to primary schools and 4927 were for the secondary schools .
The Teachers Service Commission has already dispatched appointments letters to various counties as the respective County Directors releases them to Schools where the newly employed teachers were posted to work.
It’s expected that teachers will receive their salaries on the first month as the Commission had already developed an online reform platform. The system is more effective and efficient because all the reporting and exit data will be filled unlike the old system where the Headteachers and Principals were to fill the Manual casualties. Sometimes the casualties would delay so much depending on the mode one uses to send them to the TSC headquarters.
The online system is likely to solve the salary predicament processing where a newly employed teacher normally takes 3 months for their salary to be processed. The system will start to work officially on October 1.