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TSC List of Re-advertised Vacancies August/ September 2021: Unfilled Combinations & Schools That Teachers Are Applying For Again As Per TSC Directives 2021

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TSC List of Re-advertised Vacancies August/ September 2021: Unfilled Combinations & Schools That Teachers Are Applying For Again As Per TSC Directives 2021

Latest TSC News 2021/2022: The Teachers Service Commission has re-advertised several vacancies for unfilled subject combinations. These unfilled slots arose from the previous TSC Mass Recruitment Exercise that saw approximately 10,000 trained teachers get absorbed into the permanent and pensionable TSC establishment in August 2021.

The teachers who were lucky to land the coveted slots have already received their letters for new postings in both primary and secondary schools across the 47 counties.

The Commission had advertised some 10,000 slots where 1000 were for the teachers to be deployed to Secondary schools.The rest were left for new recruits.

TSC List of Re-advertised Vacancies August 2021: Unfilled Combinations & Schools That Teachers Are Applying For Again As Per TSC Directives 2021

It has emerged that as teachers receive their employment letters, some 27 secondary schools did not receive any teacher for an interview or those who all applied in the schools did not qualify as per the TSC guidelines.The Commission has ordered fresh recruitments on these affected schools.

The following are some of the affected schools where teachers are required to apply.

1-Ndururi Secondary school.

2-Sawagongo Secondary.

3-St Polycarp Meso secondary.

4-Tharaka secondary.

5-St Antony Engoshura secondary.

6- Ngecho Secondary.

7-St Angela Mumias Secondary.

8-Friends school.

9-Gamalenga secondary.

10-Kilingili secondary.

11- St Thomas Amagoro secondary.

12- Moding secondary.

13-Munda secondary.

14- Lwala Kadwa secondary.

15-Bulokowe Mixed secondary.

16- Ramula Girls secondary.

17-Ombeyi secondary

18- Elementaita secondary.

These among others have seen some combinations for teachers being in the list of the re-advertisement.Some of the affected combinations are as follows:

1-Agriculture/Chemistry.

2-Agriculture/History.

3-Business/Agriculture.

4-Home Science.

5-Drawing & Design.

6-Chemistry/Geography.

7-Computer/Maths.

8-Computer/History

9-Home Science/History.

10-Home Science/Bology.

12-Kiswahili/Maths.

13-Music amongst others.

 

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TSC Set To Raise Minimum KCSE Grades For Teacher Trainees’ Teaching Subjects

The only body mandated to alter the Minimum Entry Requirements for all teachers wishing to be employed by the government in Kenya, Teachers Service Commission, TSC is gearing up for major reforms in the education sector.

These reforms in teachers’ minimum grades for teaching  subjects- areas of specialization will usher in a new era of professionalism and excellence in the teaching profession.

Details at our disposal now  indicate that the Teachers Commission, TSC, is proposing that minimum KCSE grades in teaching subjects, areas of specialization be raised from the current grade of C+ plus to B- minus.

According to the proposal by TSC, teachers who will taking learners theough Junior Secondary School (JSS) And Senior Secondary School (SSS) as outlined in the Competence Based Curriculum, CBC, will have to undertake training in three subjects.

Currently, teachers in secondary schools teach two subjects.

The commission has however proposed that the minimum entry mean grade into colleges and universities will remain to KCSE Mean grade of C+.

At the same time, the teachers’ employer is proposing the scrapping off of the Bachelor of Education Science and Bachelor of Education Arts. The two courses will be replaced with Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts respectively.

These proposals are clearly outlined in the policy document by TSC titled, Framework for Entry in the Teaching Service. Students intending to train as teachers will have to first undertake Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science courses for a period of three years majoring on the key subjects and, thereafter, undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in Education for a period of one year for teaching at junior and senior school and SNE (Special Needs Education.

“All the 8-4-4 and Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) students must undertake first, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science courses for a period of three years majoring on the key subjects and, thereafter, undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in Education for a period of one year for teaching at junior and senior school and SNE (Special Needs Education),” the document stipulates.

Other recommendations are that the minimum qualification for entry into teaching in Kenya at all levels be a diploma in Education.

The proposals according to the commission are meant to equip educators with enough knowledge and practical experience on teaching.

Backlash

The proposals have already elicited mixed reactions with lecturers and the University Academic Staff Union strongly opposing them.

According to some critics, this could be a way of reducing the ever ballooning wage bill in Kenya as per the recommendations given by the World Bank.

 

 

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