According to the advert seen by this author the commission is seeking to employ 764 primary school and 80 secondary school teachers. The posts are on permanent and pensionable terms.
On the same breath, TSC also re-advertised 386 teacher posts (114 for primary schools and 272 for secondary schools) on contractual terms to fill vacancies in Garissa, Wajir and Mandera counties.
“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,” read part of the notice.
Interested candidates who are not from the three counties need to be registered teachers with the commission, be holders of P1 certificates in the case of primary schools and a minimum of a Diploma in Education in the case of secondary schools.
“Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications online through the Teachers Service Commission’s website, www.tsc.go.ke under ‘Careers’ or teachersonline.tsc.go.ke not later than 7 th July, 2022,” TSC added.
According to TSC boss Nancy Macharia the government has been allocating funding resources to allow us to recruit an average of 5,000 teachers annually for our public schools. However, primary and post-primary institutions still have shortage of 114,581 teachers.
The TSC boss attributed the shortage partly to the 100% transition policy by the government, which seeks to ensure all students who complete their primary education are fully enrolled in secondary schools.