The Teachers Service Commission has already advertised 5,000 teaching vacancies that will bridge the teaching staff shortage occasioned to support the government policy on 100 percent transition of learners from primary to secondary schools and to address the existing teacher shortage.
The Teachers Service Commission also advertised 8,230 vacancies to replace teachers exiting service through natural attrition.
Of the advertised vacancies 6,539 posts for primary schools and 1,691 posts for secondary schools.
TSC has lined up 844 permanent positions for schools in the north. Through affirmative action, the jobs are earmarked for teachers from the region. This is a re-advertisement after the commission failed to get enough teachers in a previous recruitment drive. Primary schools will get 764 teachers while 80 will be posted to secondary institutions.
Applicants whose training is in subjects that are currently not in the Secondary School Curriculum do not qualify, irrespective of their having undertaken a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and/or enhancement. This category includes but is not limited to Bachelor of Science /Bachelor of Arts in:
– Natural Resources – Fisheries
– Meteorology – Anthropology
– Forestry – Sociology
– Animal Husbandry – Theology / Divinity
– Horticulture – Journalism
– Farm Machinery – Biotechnology e.t.c
Applicants with Economics/Commerce/Accounting can apply for Business Studies
Diploma Teachers with English/other subjects qualify for employment as teachers of English/Literature on condition that they have adequate units in both Language and Literature.
All applicants must have studied the two teaching subjects at KCSE except for Agriculture, Business Studies, Home Science, and Computer Studies. For those who did not study Business Studies and Computer Studies, one should have attained a minimum of C+ (Plus) in Mathematics at KCSE. For those who did not study Agriculture and Home Science, one should have attained a minimum of C+ in Biology at KCSE.
Graduate Teachers should have studied a minimum of eight (8) course units in each teaching subject. In addition, the teachers must have studied Special Methods in their two teaching subjects of choice together with a minimum of three (3) months teaching practice.
Applicants presenting enhancement certificate(s)/official transcripts in teaching subject(s) from recognized Institution(s) qualify for employment if they scored at least a C+ (Plus) in the enhanced subject at KCSE. In addition, there MUST be proof of having taken units on teaching methods of the subject throughout the undergraduate course.
Applicants previously employed under contract and whose services were terminated due to inadequate units in teaching subjects and have since obtained enhancement certificates with adequate units are eligible to apply.
Kenya Sign Language (KSL) and Braille are considered as teaching subjects in Special Needs Education e.g. Biology/KSL and Geography/Braille.