From the recently advertised vacancies the Teachers Service Commission has generated merit lists and shortlisted interns applicants and unemployed trained teachers to fill 9,000 slots during selection and vetting process taking place as from 22nd to 28th July 2021.
As per now in the country as it stands the number of unemployed trained teachers is 350,000.With this state it’s a major concern being that this high number of teachers are only competing for 9,000 teaching posts.
After the completion of selection and vetting lapses not late than 28th July 2021 successful applicants are expected to report to their new work of station by date 1st September 2021.
From the TSC headquarters the commission sent the merit lists to TSC county directors whereby the county bosses tend to distribute to sub county directors then to school heads to invite shortlisted applicants .The county director must ensure the exercise is free and fair by supervising interviews done in stipulated venues in each sub counties country wide.
In this recruitment exercise secondary school teachers were given an opportunity of applying a maximum of 3 slots plus another 3 slots for replacement have the privilege of securing employment in one of the school they applied. For the primary school teachers in their case they will be posted in any part of the country and ain’t a guarantee to recruited in the county they applied for.
All shortlisted applicants are likely to face interviewing panels consisting of;
- Chair of the board of management
- Secretary of the Board (the principal)
- Subject specialist
- TSC county director, or a representative.
For the case of dissatisfaction from the shortlisted applicants from the whole process of selection and vetting exercise they are opted to present their complaints between 29th July to 6th August 2021 and the matter has to be addressed at county level. Incase the complaint is levelled against the TSC county Director ,TSC headquarters take in charge and investigate the allegations and take action immediately.
The new TSC Scoresheet revealed teachers who are serving under the internship program are the biggest beneficiary in the recent July recruitment exercise since they will be awarded whopping 30mark. Now the big task lies with the panel members how to award this marks not to disadvantage the senior interns who were first interned in December 2019.
Most interns are smiling with the scoresheet favoring them ,the teachers’ employer’s move in awarding them more marks it’s a clear indication that unemployed teacher must secure internship jobs so as to get TSC permanent and pensionable job .
When Internship programme was introduced first by the commission in 2019 , many teachers questioned the move and stayed away from applying for the posts in that the interns were payed lowly, For primary school teachers interns were paid stipend of Ksh:10,000 and their counterpart in secondary school were paid Ksh: 15,000.Later on in each case the stipend has been raised by Ksh5,000.