However TSC insists that the teachers must meet the requirements for deployment to secondary schools.
Knut is pushing TSC to allow primary school teachers with degree in secondary option but C (plain) in KCSE to teach in junior secondary.
TSC however says for the teachers to be deployed to teach in junior secondary one must;
i) Be a Kenyan citizen;
ii) Be a holder of a P1 Certificate;
iii) Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with 2 teaching subjects;
iv) Must have attained at least C+ (Plus) mean grade at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent and C+ (Plus) or it’s equivalent in the two teaching subjects;
v) Must be serving under Teachers Service Commission.
TSC has also said it will offer training to the teachers who will be deployed to teach in junior high school.
Junior secondary involves Grade 7, 8 and 9. The current Grade 6 learners will join junior secondary in January 2023.