TSC (Teachers Service Commission) is employing 14,460 teachers – the highest number for years – as it wrestles with fixing the severe shortage of tutors in primary and secondary schools.
TSC has advertised 5,000 new vacancies that it intends to fill next month and 8,230 others to replace teachers who have left the service through natural attrition.
The commission will apply affirmative action in recruitment for schools in Garissa, Mandera and Wajir counties, which are significantly under-staffed and avoided by many because of security concerns.
Of the new slots, 3,972 will go to secondary schools to support the shortage created by 100 per cent transition, 1,000 will go to primary institutions while teacher training colleges will get a share of 28 tutors. They will be recruited under permanent and pensionable terms of service.
TSC was allocated for the current budget Sh298.4 billion, of which Sh2.5 billion is for the recruitment of new teachers plus Sh1.2 billion for hiring of interns on contractual terms. The internship positions are yet to be advertised.
To fill vacancies that have been left vacant by exits, the commission will recruit 6,539 teachers for primary and 1,691 others for secondary schools. These too will be on permanent and pensionable terms.
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.
“To qualify for recruitment, a candidate must be teaching under board of management in Garissa, Mandera or Wajir counties, if not hailing from the three counties,”
“Successful candidates will be posted to serve in any part of the country and not necessarily in the county or school where they were interviewed,” Dr Macharia said.
Macharia added that the merit lists that will be generated during this recruitment exercise shall be used in subsequent recruitment processes within this financial year.
The applications shall be made online through the TSC hrmis portal and the job adverts shall be available on TSC portal under careers. The HRMIS portal is now open for application use the link below and find job adverts PDFs below also.