Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia, who on August 16, 2016 announced a plan to hire more than 7,000 teachers. Applicants have 10 days to submit applications. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
- 1,225 vacancies are open for secondary school teachers.
- 3,775 vacancies are open for primary school teachers.
- 2,157 teachers will be recruited to replace those who have exited TSC.
16th Aug. 2016
Candidates have 10 days from Tuesday to submit their applications.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Tuesday announced a plan to hire more than 7,000 teachers as it moves to address a shortage of 85,000 tutors in the country.
TSC chief executive officer Nancy Macharia said 1,225 teachers will be recruited to teach in secondary schools while another 3,775 will go to primary schools.
Further, Ms Macharia said 2,157 teachers will be hired to replace those who have left the TSC through natural attrition, with 1,618 posts for primary schools and 539 for secondary and tertiary institutions.
“Eligible candidates should be Kenyan citizens, aged 45 and below, and must have original professional and academic certificates and be registered with the TSC,” said the TSC boss in a statement to newsrooms.
She added that candidates who have been working on contract as relief teachers should attach a copy of the contract letter.
Those applying to teach in primary schools must be holders of P1 certificates and should apply to the TSC county director in the region where a vacancy has been advertised and submit all relevant academic and professional documents.
“Those who had applied earlier and were unsuccessful must apply afresh since a new merit list for [the] 2016/2017 financial year will be generated,” said Mrs Macharia.
Candidates have until August 26 to submit their applications.