Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has urged the general public to ignore an advert circulating in social media purporting that the commission is seeking to recruit 5,000 teachers to plug shortage occasioned by 100% transition.
“Please ignore a fake advert about recruiting teachers that is circulating on social media,” said the commission in a tweet.
The commission is mandated to advertise teaching vacancies and organize the whole process of recruitment exercise.
It is important to note that, all advertisements for teaching posts can be found in official website of TSC. To avoid falling prey of online fraudsters, it is advisable to get genuine adverts by visiting the website(tsc.go.ke/).
Recruitment of Teachers 2020
Owing to the government policy 100% transition of pupils from primary to secondary level, schools have faced deficit in teaching force. This move led to introduction of internship programme.
While reading budget approximation for 2020/2021, CS Ukur Yatani, said that the government has set aside ksh 2 billion for the recruitment of 5,000 teachers on permanent and pensionable terms. The move will increase teacher student ratio.
“To increase the teacher to student ratio, I have proposed Ksh 2.0 billion for the recruitment of 5,000 teacher,” said the CS.
At the same time, CS Yatani noted that a total of Kshs 2.4 billion and Ksh 300 million had been set aside to enable the commission to help in hiring of 10,000 intern teachers and 1,000 ICT Interns respectively.
“Ksh 2.4 billion for recruitment of 10,000 intern teachers to support the 100 percent transition in schools; and Ksh 300 million for recruitment of ICT Interns to support digital learning in public schools,” noted CS Ukur Yatani.