Relieve to teaching fraternity as TSC sets to hire 1,042 new teachers

TSC has announced to hire 1,042 teachers who will replace those who have exited service through natural attrition. Nancy Macharia who is TSC chief executive said that primary sector will take the largest share of 826 tutors, while post primary and colleges will get 216 teachers.
Eligible candidates should meet the following basic requirements:

  • Be Kenyan citizens 45 years or below.
  • Have original professional and academic certificates.
  • Be registered as a teacher per Section 23 of the Teachers Service Commission Act 2012

Those who are applying for vacancies in primary schools must be holders of P1 certificate and will be selected from the county merit lists compiled during the June 2017 recruitment exercise.
Applicants for vacancies in post-primary institutions must be holders of a minimum of Diploma in Education certificate.

This is announcement is coming when the country is facing a shortage of 155,000 teachers.This has greatly affected implementation of curriculum in schools. According to Nancy Macharia primary schools are short of 40,972 teachers while the secondary ones are grappling with a shortage of 63,849.

In a bid to solve this puzzle of inadequate personnel in teaching, TSC has asked to be given Sh16 billion in order to hire 68,000 interns and another Sh10 billion to give 20,000 teachers permanent jobs.