According to recent developments, newly employed teachers who will manage to get positions in junior secondary schools won’t be placed in the schools of their choice.
This suggests that TSC will ultimately decide which school a teacher is assigned to.
In a statement issued on Friday, the teachers’ employer emphasised that while 25,550 teachers would be interns, 10,000 would be hired on permanent pensionable conditions.
According to the report, there are 9,000 permanent secondary school teaching posts, 1,000 primary school teaching positions, and 21,550 intern teaching positions in junior secondary schools.
For primary schools, an additional 4,000 intern teachers will be hired, according to the Commission.
According to a previous TSC report, the country needs 114,581 more instructors for its primary and secondary schools.
The good news is that the Commission will recruit and assign instructors already working as teacher interns directly to junior high schools; they do not need to apply.
The TSC County Director shall furnish the Commission with the names of candidates who were interviewed and ranked in accordance with their performance in the selection process for each available post.
All applicants must have finished two teaching subjects at the KCSE, with the exception of agriculture, business studies, home science, and computer studies.
The minimum grade required for those who did not take Business Studies and Computer Studies is a C+ (plus) in KCSE Mathematics.
Those who didn’t take agriculture and home science needed a minimum C+ on the KCSE in biology.
Each teaching subject requires the completion of at least eight (8) courses for graduate teachers.
Teachers must also have at least three months of teaching experience and have studied Special Methods in their two main teaching areas.