Teachers Service Commission is set to employ 6,000 intern teachers in both primary and secondary schools towards the end of this year. This will come after the commission successfully employed over 9,000 teachers on permanent basis last month. The interns will then be expected to team up with these group to easy the shortage of teachers in public secondary schools. TSC will then announce vacancies in schools. This will then be followed by candidates submitting applications online in various schools before interviews conducted.
The cost of doing this applications is sometimes involving. The cost ranges from cyber charges during and to transport cost when traveling to attend the interview. According to TSC statistics, there are over 350,000 jobless trained and registered teachers in the country. These graduates will be battling for the 6,000 vacancies.
From TSC July permanent employment case study, this are the groups that stand at high chance in the upcoming recruitment using the 2021 TSC internship score sheet that was provided recently.
Here is the subject combination and the year of graduation likely to be hired in the upcoming internship mass recruitment
Mathematics/Biology 2018 and any remaining from 2017
Mathematics/Business Studies 2018 and any remaining from 2017
Mathematics/Physics 2018 and any remaining from 2017
Mathematics/Geography 2017 and a few from 2018
Mathematics/Computer All below 2019
French/Any All Graduates
Chemistry/Biology 2018 and any remaining from 2017
Physics/Chemistry 2020 and majority from 2021
Biology/Agriculture 2018 a few from 2019
Geography/Business studies 2018
However, geographical factors can play a role to alter this information. In most Kenyan cities and big town there are many unemployed trained teachers as compared to up countries.
Occasionally, here applicants surface with even 3 year of stay after qualification as compared to other normal areas. This is usually witnessed in Nairobi, Mombasa and even Kisumu.
Apart from the provided score sheet, new recruitment guidelines released by TSC indicate that qualified teachers who have masters and those with first class honors will stand high chances of securing TSC jobs.
Furthermore, tutors teaching subjects combinations like Physics/Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture and Chemistry/Biology are easily absorbed by TSC since they are few.
The TSC employment exercises are conducted with the highest degree of transparency and accountability as provided by the Public Officers Ethics and TSC code Conduct and Ethics 2015. The successful applicants are selected based on merits and according to the length of stay since qualification.