Teachers Service Commission has extracted all intern teachers from the applicant list of the coming mass recruitment for confirmation in permanently term in their current stations. Initially, interns were awarded 10 marks advantage over the rest of applicants.
Now according to sources at TSC the group will not be subjected to another interviews and moreso this will save the commission time and resources of having to replace the interns had they secured the jobs elsewhere.
This means that those teachers who missed on the internship opportunity last time out will have to compete favourably.
About a month ago, TSC advertised to recruit 5,000 new teachers and another 6,574 who either died or retired. So many applicants responded seeking the said jobs.
While TSC has about 337,432 salaried teachers, the number of applicants for the newly advertised posts is almost equal, indicating the state of joblessness among Kenyans.
According to a TSC official Ms. Betty, several applications belong to privately employed teachers. She attributed that to job loss after schools were shut in March, and also uncertainty whether the private institutions will ever rise again to their feet.
The lists for the shortlisted applicants were recently taken to the education county directors. They will further be disbursed to sub-county directors who will then schedule interview sessions.