BOM teachers have yet again suffered a massive blow in the coming TSC mass recruitment after the teachers commission opt to award the intern teachers a 10 marks advantage.

This will definitely dash any hope of the teachers under board of management getting employment even after going months without salary due to closure of schools since the COVID-19 pandemic. Most schools stopped paying them citing lack of funds.

According to the latest TSC Recruitment Score sheet, these teachers will be given an advantage of ten(10) marks up on producing evidence of internship service.

Recruitment guidelines

Macharia said preference will be given to applicants who have not previously been employed by TSC, even as she stated that manual applications will not be accepted.

Interested and qualified applicants must make their applications on the commission’s website not later than September 14.

To apply for secondary school positions, a teacher must be a Kenyan citizen, holder of at least a diploma in education and registered with TSC.

Teachers applying for primary school positions are expected to be holders of a P1 certificate and also be registered with TSC.

“In the case of primary schools, successful applicants will be posted to serve in any part of the country and not necessarily in the county where they were recruited,” Macharia explained.

TSC said applicants should only fill one application form. Applicants also will be subjected to the 2020/21 recruitment guidelines.

The commission has also provided a list of available vacancies per school and county, with applicants advised to check full details on the TSC website.

The commission is also seeking to promote and deploy some 1,000 practising teachers in public primary schools.

To qualify for promotion and deployment to secondary schools, Macharia said a candidate must be a Kenyan citizen with a P1 certificate and be a holder of bachelors degree in education with two teaching subjects.

The teacher must also have attained at least C+ (plus) mean grade at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent and a C+ (plus) or its equivalent in two teaching subjects and serving under TSC.

“Successful applicants under this category will be appointed at T-Scale 7, under the Career Progression Guidelines for teachers and will be deployed to secondary schools where vacancies exist,” Macharia said.

TSC warned teachers against being duped, saying that the recruitment exercise is free of charge.

“TSC would wish to fore-warn applicants against fraudsters who might extort money from unsuspecting persons purporting to assist in recruitment.

Any fraudulent activity should be reported to the nearest TSC office or headquarters through the director of staffing,” Macharia advised.

The recruitment exercise comes in the wake of the government’s move to set the pace for reopening of schools, having closed the institutions since March because of coronavirus pandemic.

The Ministry of Education is expected to hold a stakeholders’ meeting on September 14 to chart the way forward for basic education, which gives them another two weeks to observe the virus trend.

Covid-19 positive cases have been on a steady decline in the country though the World Health Organization has cautioned that Kenya is not out of the woods yet.

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