TSC Jobs Qualifications: The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced 5,000 open vacancies for teachers in public primary and secondary schools countrywide.
Teachers Service Commission chief executive Nancy Macharia has said that some 4,000 new teachers will be recruited for high schools and another 1,000 picked from the current primary schools teachers who have degrees. For the 1,000 primary schools teachers who will be promoted, TSC will recruit new ones to replace them.
Applicants for secondary schools must possess a minimum of a diploma in education or a Bachelor’s in Education degree while those seeking primary jobs must have a minimum of a P1 certificate.
They must have a teacher registration certificate and must send in their applications to county TSC directors and school’s boards of management (BOM) by August 30. They should have a professional certificate. Also set to benefit are the current teachers in primary schools who have acquired degrees and hold C+ grades in their two teaching subjects.
Ms. Macharia said the graduate primary school teachers who are already in TSC payroll will be appointed to teach in secondary schools. These graduate teachers will be required to have scored a mean grade of C+ in KCSE and a similar grade in two teaching subjects.
Ms. Macharia, however, said that for the ongoing exercise, all interested candidates have up to end of the month to submit their applications.
Ms. Macharia said that the graduate teachers who will be appointed to high schools will make their applications online. “Interested candidates under this category should submit their applications to the secretary TSC through online platform not later than August 30,” said Macharia.
The teachers will be appointed at T-scale 7, Grade C2 and shall be posted to secondary schools where vacancies exist.
For the new recruitment, candidates interested to take up secondary teaching jobs have been directed to have minimum of diploma qualifications. They will, however, be required to make applications to the Boards of Management of schools where vacancies have been declared.
Those to be hired for primary schools, TSC requires them not to exceed 45 years and must posses P1 certificates. “Interested candidates to apply to the County Director in the County where vacancies have been advertised and submit all relevant academic and professional documents,” said Macharia.