The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will begin conducting recruitment interviews for teachers on Thursday of this week.
Some candidates have already received SMS invitations to the interviews, which will begin on July 21 at 8:00 am and end on July 27.
Even though this should be done by tomorrow at midnight, some counties have not yet informed the candidates of the interview.
However TSC did not follow through on its earlier promise to publish the names of the teachers who made the short list on its website.
Only two regions, Nyanza and Nairobi, had their shortlists made public by the Commission; other regions, including Eastern, Central, and Coast, were left out.
TSC had stated in its recruitment roadmap that it will post the names of the candidates who had made the short list on its website between Wednesday, July 13, and Friday, July 15, 2022.
TSC Recruitment Roadmap
On several teacher WhatsApp groups, unemployed teachers depended on the exchange of excel lists.
The following documents must be submitted for verification at the recruitment interviews if you are applying to be a PTE teacher.
Applicants must present original and legible photocopies of the following
a) National identification card;
b) Certificate of Registration as a teacher;
c) Authentic evidence of service as a teacher intern (where applicable);
d) PTE /DPTE Certificate;
e) KCSE certificates or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams)
f)KCPE certificate or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one resat exams);
g) Letter of certification of results by KNEC (where applicable);
h) Primary and Secondary School leaving certificates and other relevant
i)National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) Card (where
j)An Affidavit sworn under the Oaths and Statutory Declarations Act, Cap 15
of the Laws of Kenya to explain the variance in names.
More over 356,000 unemployed teachers applied for the 14,000 vacancies that the TSC advertised, illustrating the severity of the nation’s unemployment crisis.
A competitive recruiting process will result from the large number of candidates, and hundreds of thousands of people will feel discouraged by their inability to find employment. Despite the fact that public primary and secondary schools suffer from a severe teacher shortage, this is true.
In contrast to the past, when lengthy merit lists would be created even though only a select few had a chance of landing the job, just the top five candidates will be shortlisted for each of the offered vacancies.
The Asal [arid and semi-arid lands] zones, for example, may have fewer candidates, a source said. Before the chosen applicants report to their respective schools on September 1, 2022, TSC plans to wrap up the selection procedure and deal with any complaints in the next two weeks.
With 219,311 teachers expressing interest in the 4,000 new vacancies, post-primary teaching positions drew the most candidates.For the 1,000 new primary school teacher vacancies that were advertised, the commission got 136,833 applications.Prior to being deployed to their respective schools, shortlisted candidates will be selected at the county level.
In addition, TSC has advertised 8,230 job vacancies to replace teachers who left the profession due to attrition.
327,882 people applied for the 6,539 openings in primary schools and 1,691 positions in post-primary institutions.