The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is now set to promote 2,400 teachers in their latest promotion exercise which is set to begin next week where interviews will be conducted for both Primary and secondary school teachers to fill the thousands of vacancies for the head teacher’s and their deputies in the public schools.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has also lined up the primary interviews for intern teachers to take place next month at the county offices and this will be part of their latest recruitment exercise and the selection will be done on a competitive basis.
The Teachers Service Commission(TSC) earlier last months announced promotions for over 2,400 senior teachers. This is in line with the Career Progression for Teachers (CPG).
Senior teachers include;
- Deputy Principals,
- Senior masters,
- Head teachers,
- Deputy Head teachers,
- Curriculum support officers,
- Senior teachers and Senior lecturers.
The vacancies will cover all of the above mentioned as stated by Secretary Dr. Nancy Macharia.The commission’s plan to recruit more 1,300 secondary teachers, senior masters, deputy principals, primary teachers, senior teachers, deputy head teachers and head teachers in line with CPG for teachers in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) and hard to staff areas.
Those to be recruited include;
- 53 chief principals,
- 51 senior principals
- 49 principals,
- 33 deputy principal I and 15 deputy principal II,
- 233 deputy head teacher II, senior teacher I and senior teacher II respectively.
All the intern teachers will be required to have their academic documents, the TSC numbers and their TSC certificate for the recruitment exercise.
In a public notice, Macharia said, “The teacher internship is a one year program meant to equip and sustain competencies of persons entering the teaching service.”
Macharia said that intern teachers attached to primary schools will have a monthly salary of Ksh.15,000 , which will be paid subject to statutory deductions, where applicable.
After completing the internship, teachers will be awarded a certificate.
The following are the requirements for intern teachers;
- Applicants must be registered with TSC
- Must be a holder of p1 certificate for primary school teachers
- Original academic and professional certificates and should not have been in previous employment with TSC as a teacher on permanent terms.
Intern teachers must be ready to work in any part of the country as TSC will be randomly posting them in any part of the country. They must also have their personal accident cover as TSC will not cover them during the internship period.