844 teaching positions have been made available by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for the counties of Garissa, Wajir, and Mandera.
The commission run by Nancy Macharia said on Monday that it was looking for 764 primary school teachers and 80 secondary school teachers in a new job posting. The positions are long-term and pensionable.
In order to fill openings in the counties of Garissa, Wajir, and Mandera, TSC simultaneously re-advertised 386 teaching positions (114 for elementary schools and 272 for secondary schools) on a contractual basis.
“To qualify for recruitment, a candidate should be a Kenyan citizen, be hailing from Garissa, Mandera or Wajir Counties, be teaching under Board of Management in Garissa, Mandera or Wajir Counties,” read part of the notice.
The commission requires all interested candidates who are not natives of the three counties to be registered teachers, P1 certificate holders for primary schools, and holders of a minimum of a Diploma in Education for secondary schools.
“Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications online through the Teachers Service Commission’s website, www.tsc.go.ke under ‘Careers’ or teachersonline.tsc.go.ke not later than 7 th July, 2022,” TSC added.
Ms. Macharia acknowledged the significant teacher shortage affecting primary and secondary schools across the nation in March.
The TSC CEO stated at the announcement of the 2021 KCPE results that the commission is lacking 114,581 teachers.
“We thank the government for funding resources to allow us to recruit an average of 5,000 teachers annually for our public schools. However, we still have a shortage of 114,581 teachers in primary and post-primary institutions,” said Macharia.
The TSC director ascribed the shortage in part to the government’s 100% transition program, which aims to guarantee that every pupil who completes primary school is enrolled in secondary school to the fullest extent possible.
This is as a result of the 100% transition policy’s increasing enrollment and the registration of new schools.
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