The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) recently advertised 14, 000 vacancies for teaching posts in primary and post primary institutions.
According to the Commission, all the teachers who will be recruited will serve on permanent and pensionable terms.
In the breakdown, 5, 000 teaching vacancies will support the government policy on attaining the 100 percent transition of learners from primary to secondary schools and the existing teacher shortage.
Of the 5, 000 vacancies, 3, 972 will be recruited to serve in secondary schools, 28 in teacher training colleges and 1, 000 posts have been reserved for primary school teachers.
“The list of shortlisted candidates, interview dates and venues will be published on the Teachers Service Commission website by July 15, 2022,” the Commission said.
The Commission also declared 8, 230 vacancies to replace teachers who exited service through attrition. 6, 539 posts will be for primary and 1, 691 posts for secondary schools.
Suitable candidates have until July 7 to apply online through the TSC website www.tsc.go.ke under ‘Careers’ or teachersonline.tsc.go.ke.
There will be no manual applications. Dr Macharia said the shortlisted candidates, interview dates and venues will be published on the TSC website by July 15.
They will then be expected to present original academic and professional certificates during the interview.
The Commission further indicated that Primary school vacancies will be filled using the Merit Lists that were generated. Successful candidates will be informed by the County Directors of the counties where they were merited.
Last year Dr. Reuben Nthamburi, Director of Quality Assurance and Standards, developed a framework for teacher entry requirements that required teachers with ECDE, Primary Teacher Education (PTE), and Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE) certificates to have a Post Training Certificate (PTC) to be certified to teach the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
Teachers serving under internship contracts are the greatest beneficiary of the scheme. The TSC yet again has awarded them whopping 30 marks. Those primary school teachers who went for CBC upgrading have been also considered. They will have an advantage over the rest.
PTE teachers who are undergoing upgrading in various Teachers Training Colleges, TTC, will also have an upper hand in the next TSC mass recruitment. Those with a master’s degree will advantage of 5 marks above the rest. Those with disability were not left behind either. Their 10 marks are contacted.