The planned mass recruitment of TSC teachers is now in doubt after the Education Cabinet Secretary prof. Magoha admitted that schools might not reopen in January next year. The Teachers Service Commission has maintained that it will carry out the employment exercise only after schools have opened.
There are over 5,000 teachers jobs by TSC announced by the Commission back in March when schools were closing due to COVID-19 in the country. There are also over 10,000 intern teachers vacancies and 1,000 ICT experts on top of it that will support learning in public schools during the pandemic and when schools reopen.
It seems like many qualified teachers who are yet to be employed by the government will have to wait longer for the employment.The ever increasing numbers of Covid 19 infections are great threats to the opening of schools. Also the government wants covid 19 rules to be adared fully by learning institutions before welcoming learners to schools especially keeping social distancing.
The government is likely to leave out these learners for a while in its re-opening program. Some parents are also likely to let their kids shun schools for a while and adopt the home based learning.
Teachers who may be in this state should be innovative enough and have varied survival options to avoid this long wait in getting permanent jobs under the Teachers Service Commission.