The government through Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced some 9,914 teaching jobs for grabs as the government strives to address staffing gaps in schools. Most slots have gone to secondary schools.
Currently, there are more than 350,000 registered teachers who are unemployed, indicating that the recruitment is anticipated to be very competitive.
The TSC was allocated Sh2.5 billion in the budget for the year beginning July 1 to hire an additional 5,000 teachers to its stretched workforce.
The commission also has an allocation of Sh1.2 billion for the recruitment of intern teachers but these posts have not yet been advertised.
TSC will recruit 4,000 new secondary school teachers who will be employed on permanent and pensionable terms to support the 100 per cent transition policy.
The teachers’ employer will also promote 1,000 primary school teachers and deploy them to teach in secondary schools.
There are 1,000 new vacancies for teachers in primary schools.
Another 927 teachers will be employed to replace those who have left through natural attrition.
For all the advertised vacancies, candidates have been advised to submit their applications online through the TSC website, www.tsc.go.ke under ‘Careers’ or teachersonline.tsc.go.ke not later than July 12.