On Thursday, December 29, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) issued a warning to those submitting applications for positions that had been advertised that they should be wary of fraudsters who prey on unwary candidates.
The teachers’ employer reiterated in a statement obtained by one of the outlets that the application process was free of charge, in contrast to some reports of people requesting money.
Additionally, the commission blacklisted an email address that was allegedly used to conduct business in connection with the hiring process.
“Do not be conned! “Recruitment is free,” the statement read.
“Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and not email@example.com.”
TSC announced the recruitment of 35,000 teachers. To fill the number of teacher vacancies necessary to implement the competency-based curriculum.
Additionally, the commission provided teachers with 21,550 internship openings in junior high and secondary schools.
“In the meantime, 30,550 new teacher recruits (9,000 on permanent and pensionable terms and 21,550 teacher interns) will be posted to handle the Junior Secondary School before the beginning of term 2023,” a statement from the TSC read.
For interested candidates to submit their applications under the “Careers” tab, the commission has designated its official website (info@ tsc.go.ke) for that purpose.
TSC estimates that the hired teachers will start working in January 2023, when the new school year is expected to start.
Notably, the hiring was a component of President William Ruto’s promise to increase the number of teachers during his term in office.