Bungoma, Kisii and Makueni are among the counties worst hit by a serious secondary schools teacher shortage as the 100 percent transition policy takes effect, it has emerged.
Western Kenya counties will get the bulk of the 5,000 teachers set to be recruited next month as the government raced to address a shortage of tutors in secondary schools.
In a letter to the Teacher Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia and chairperson Lydia Nzomo, Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion partly blamed performance appraisals for the incidents.
The shortfall, coupled with complaints on the quality of teachers, informed the introduction of the new programme; Degree of Education Primary (External), which Kyambogo University will offer through PTCs across the country.
Mr Kityo Mugagga, the Masaka District senior human resource manager, said they have already written to the Ministry of Education to address this problem.
Instead, parents were asked to place requests at their preferred schools where the principals were to capture the details on the NEMIS platform for approval by the ministry.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is a body formed in the Kenyan constitution that aids in managing human resources, especially in matters to do with education.
The Teachers Service Commission, whose core values are professionalism, customer focus, integrity, innovativeness, and team spirit, was established in the year 1967.