TSC Endeavors To Strictly Use The Provided Official Merit List In This July 2022 Recruitment Exercise And Subsequent Ones Within The Financial Year!
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) recently advertised over 14,000 positions for qualified teachers in the Country. It is emerging that this opening has attracted over 300,000 unemployed teachers! This depicts a sorry state of affairs on matters unemployment in the country. It is indeed a ticking bomb!
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This mammoth number of interested candidates has set the stage for a competitive recruitment exercise that will see thousands of teachers face extreme frustration!
It is unimaginable that over 300,000 trained teachers in the country can apply against the advertised slightly over 14,000.
Following the TSC July 2022 recruitment schedule, the online application period terminated on July 7. Thereafter, the shortlisted candidates were to be published on the TSC official Website for transparency. The latter exercise was to end by this week as per the TSC recruitment road map.
The Teachers’ Employer (TSC) has officially communicated that of all the applicants per school, only the top five candidates will be shortlisted!. This is so different from the past, where very long merit lists would be developed only for a few stood a chance of getting the opportunity!
The TSC CEO Dr. Macharia has revealed that the Merit lists that will be generated during the exercise will be used in subsequent recruitment within the financial year.
“However, some areas like in the Asal [arid and semi-arid lands] zones might have fewer applicants,” a source said. TSC intends to complete the selection process and handling of complaints in the next two weeks before the successful candidates report to schools on September 1, 2022.
With 219,311 teachers expressing interest in the 4,000 new openings, post-primary teaching vacancies drew the most candidates. The commission received 136,833 applications for the 1,000 new primary school teacher vacancies that were posted. Shortlisted applicants will be recruited at the county level before being posted to their schools.
Furthermore, the Teachers’ Employer has advertised 8,230 job openings to replace teachers who left the profession due to natural attrition. 327,882 applications were received for the openings, which are split between primary schools (6,539 of them) and post-primary institutions (1,691). TSC used affirmative action to advertise for posts in Mandera, Garissa, and Wajir counties, which are severely understaffed. Due to the recent increase in insecurity, which frequently targets outsiders, teachers from other regions have refrained from being sent to the region.
TSC purposes to deploy 1,230 teachers in the region on both permanent and pensionable and contractual basis. Applicants who have expressed interest in the jobs are 21,194.
“To qualify for recruitment, a candidate must be teaching under the board of management in Garissa, Mandera, or Wajir counties, if not hailing from the three counties,” said Dr. Nancy Macharia, the TSC chief executive, when declaring the vacancies. This is to encourage teachers from the region to apply for the jobs.