TSC announces its plan to recruit 5000 teachers

The Teachers Service Commission has announced its plan to recruit an additional 5000 teachers, who qualify to join the teaching fraternity, for both primary and secondary schools. 

Making the announcement, the commission’s CEO Nancy Macharia, said that applications should be sent through the TSC website.

 “In the case of primary schools, successful candidates will be posted to serve in any part of the country, where vacancies exist and not necessarily in the county where they were recruited from,” she said.

The Commission also announced that it is seeking to replace teachers who exited the service through natural attrition, with 5,474 vacancies for primary schools and 1,100 vacancies for secondary schools.

To qualify for recruitment, applicants must be Kenyans, be a P1 certificate holder in the case of primary schools, and a minimum of a diploma in education, in the case of secondary schools. They must also be registered teachers with the Service. 

Macharia also added that the service is free of charge and therefore in case applicants are approached by fraudsters to pay for the recruitment, they should make a report at any of the commission’s branches countrywide.

The announcement by the Teachers Service Commission comes a day after Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, said that schools might reopen earlier than January 2021. 

Speaking during the COVID 19 virtual summit held on the 31st of August , Mr. Magoha stated that in the case, where the country records a further decline in the Covd-19 infections, the Ministry of Education would consider reopening schools.

Interested and qualified applicants for the TSC vacancies, are urged to send in their credentials not later than September 14th 2020.

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