TSC (Teachers Service Commission) has announced 844 posts for teachers to work in Garissa, Wajir and Mandera counties.
TSC is looking for 764 primary school and 80 secondary school teachers to serve on a permanent basis. The TSC commission also re-advertised 386 teacher posts on contractual basis.
“To qualify for recruitment, a candidate should be a Kenyan citizen, be hailing from Garissa, Mandera or Wajir Counties, be teaching under Board of Management in Garissa, Mandera or Wajir Counties,” reads part of the notice.
Interested teachers who are not from the named counties need to be registered teachers with the TSC, be holders of P1 certificates in the case of primary schools and a minimum of a Diploma in Education in the for secondary schools.
“Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications online through the Teachers Service Commission’s (TSC) website https://www.tsc.go.ke/ under ‘Careers’ or teachersonline.tsc.go.ke not later than 7 th July, 2022,” TSC added.
In March, Dr. Macharia admitted that primary and secondary schools are suffering a severe teacher shortage.
“We thank the government for funding resources to allow us to recruit an average of 5,000 teachers annually for our public schools. However, we still have a shortage of 114,581 teachers in primary and post-primary institutions,” Dr Macharia said.
She attributed the deficiency partly to the 100% transition policy by the government, that seeks to ensure that all students who complete their primary education are all enrolled in secondary schools.
“This is due to the increased enrolment arising from the 100% transition policy, and registration of new schools.”