It’s a big blow for intern teachers who will miss out on permanent jobs during this July mass employment. The interns have been awarded 30 marks advantage in the upcoming employment.
However, Teachers Service commission is considering changing its recruitment scoresheet in the future after overwhelming aproar from stakeholders in education sector. That means this might be the last time the intern teachers will ever enjoy such abig mark advantage. This leaves them in a do or die situation this time round.
Barely a fortnight since its publication, this year’s recruitment scoresheet has faced strong criticisms from in and out of the teaching profession. This has necessitated TSC to reconsider its decision. However, sources from TSC have confirmed that the current scoresheet will still be used in the coming mass recruitment.
“Any changes pertaining recruitment can only be looked at after this coming important exercise. What we have at the moment is just alright for the present. If the future demands change then we will also consider because we’re dynamic.”
The Kenyan body that is mandated to employ, deploy and sack Kenyan teachers, TSC, is more likely to change its recent publish of the marking scheme that is to be used in the coming slated interviews.
The issue has come to the concern that some of the teachers are not favored at all due to the several differential criteria that have illegally been enacted by the aforementioned body.
Therecent cries from the affected group of unemployed teachers are of great concern, basing on the fact that the University grading system will be of no importance.
One of the teacher, his name unanimously covered, claimed that the issue of treating second class upper and lower as one class cadre might infringe the rights of some teachers who worked very hard while in college, just to find later that hardwork unpays.
The difference in classes could be the only way to make some good news of hope when going for such interviews.
Moreso, merging the two grades as one grade is reportedly a future blow to the student teacher, who will not put in more efforts since the marking scheme is favourable. It is therefore a way of silently telling those practising teachers yet to graduate that things out there are hand to mouth.
The other reason raised claimed that majority of graduate teachers have overstayed out of the job market, while others have just recently graduated. Therefore, using the same marking scheme might put off the newly graduated group who might be disadvantaged in one way.
Since the majority of the graduates are of second class upper and lower, the job market could be a struggle, and some teachers might give up in life because the only way to scoope the top position in the interviews might be based on the longevity of stay.
According to the several claims on the Teachers academic groups on Telegram and WhatsApp, the disadvantaged learned friends are humbly urging the government to review the already leaked marking scheme.