TSC to Shortlist Just 5 Applicants per Post in the Upcoming Recruitment
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has revealed that in the upcoming recruitment exercise, they will prioritize tutors who have been unemployed for the longest duration since graduation.
Those serving as interns in secondary schools will be absorbed automatically to teach in elementary schools.
Yesterday TSC announced that teachers who qualified in 2010 or earlier and have not been employed will automatically get a score of 60%. On the other hand, those who graduated this year and last year will receive a score of 5% for their ‘length of stay since qualifying as a teacher’. These guidelines will apply to teachers who shall be posted to both primary and secondary schools.
This is in following with the Commission’s recruitment guidelines for teachers which are to be used as the Commission recruits 35,000 teachers.
Academic qualifications will also be used with those who attained a first-class honours degree getting 35%, second-class teachers getting 30 and those who got a pass will be awarded 25%. A distinction earns an individual 30%, a credit 25% and a pass 20% for diploma holders.
Communication skills will also play a part in the awarded marks carrying a maximum of 5%.
The Commission also issued a clarification that applicants who trained in subjects that are now part of the secondary school curriculum are not eligible for recruitment even if they have a postgraduate certificate in education.
Teachers who graduated with the following degree will not qualify:
- Bachelor f Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in Natural Resources,
- Farm Machinery,
- Animal Husbandry,
- Theology or Divinity.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has also warned politicians that they have no role in the process of recruitment. This is following fears that politicians may try to interfere with the process of recruitment to favour their preferred areas or individuals.
It has been revealed that some Members of Parliament have been mobilizing unemployed teachers from their respective regions and collecting their information, including copies of their academic credentials.
Emails have been obtained from Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro and Kabete MP James Githua Kamau who had allegedly invited unemployed teachers to meetings. However, the agenda has not been revealed.
There have been suggestions that the agenda of the said politicians were to exclude teachers from certain regions from the recruitment exercise.