Teachers Service Commission (TSC) earlier this month advertised 5,000 teachers vacancies in secondary schools. The commission intends to conduct interviews as from 22nd to 28th July 2021.Successful candidates will be posted to schools by 1st September 2021.
TSC is also planning to recruit intern teachers in the coming month. The Commission CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia said on Wednesday,15th July 2021 that the Treasury allocated 2.5 billion purposely to recruit teachers.
Come Monday 2nd August 2021 the Commission will release Internship slots in various schools and applicants who are interested will apply through the tsc application portal https://hrmis.tsc.go.ke/.
The application exercise will commence starting 4th to 8th August 2021.For successful applicants who will secure the Job after undergoing selection and vetting process will report their new stations not late than 15th August 2021.
With increased enrollment linked to 100 percent transition to secondary schools the unemployed registered teachers will tend to apply to vacancies advertised once the portal is opened. This will help to reduce the burden of teachers handling such big enrollments.
”Preparations for implementation of Competency-Based Curriculum(CBC) in Grade 5 this July the commission has trained more than 100,000 teachers”Dr. Macharia Statement. She added by saying that, For CBC teacher training the Treasury has allocated one billion shillings for that exercise.
Earlier on the commission requested 13.1 billion shillings for teacher recruitment in July but the treasury allocated Sh2.5 billion for the exercise.
The commission will not meet it’s objectives of recruiting 25,000 teachers and 12,000 interns in the next financial year due to shortage of funds to support the exercise .
”In primary schools concerning CBC; 156,000 teachers have already been trained,” said Dr. Macharia . After the National Fund allocated 1 billion shillings and reduced the allocation to 18.7billion shillings to teachers employer the CBC implementation suffered a setback.
With the outbreak of COVID -19 in the country in March 2020 a total of 202.8 billion shillings was set aside for the education sector’s purposely to recover programs lost during that period.
With the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country the President ordered all the learning institutions to be closed as we monitor the situation of the pandemic ,the closure lasted for nine months then face-to face learning resumed under strict measures put across. Ukur Yatani Treasurer CS said that 12 billion shillings set aside would cover 62.2 billion rupees for free primary education, 2.5 billion shillings for teachers recruitment plus free secondary education, including learners insurance .
CS yatani said that :“4 billion shillings for exam fee waiver is set aside to all class eight students plus 1 billion for form four candidates meal programs included.’
Under the government’s 100% transition from primary to secondary the Teacher Service Commission proposed an allocation of Sh300.5 billion to finance its activities, including hiring more teachers so that to curb the increased student population in schools.
Recently all the Applications for TSC vacancies are done purely online whereby a registered teacher who is not employed by the commission he/she is advised to fill the advertised teaching vacancies. Teachers are invited by the commission to submit their applications online via the portal using the link; https://hrmis.tsc.go.ke/