The Teachers Service Commission has advertised for 70,000 posts across the country, sending chills in the teaching profession whose members are out picketing.
The government last week closed all schools as the pay row with teachers drags in the court.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC), in the circular, will recruit 50,000 primary school teachers and 20,000 secondary school teachers on a three-month contract.
â€œThe teachers will be hired on a three-month contract and will thereafter be considered on a priority basis for employment on permanent terms when vacancies arise,â€ reads the letter by TSCâ€™s chief executive officer, Nancy Macharia.
According to TSC, the 70, 000 teachers will supplement around 45,000 others who are already on duty.
Currently, there are 288,000 teachers employed by TSC.