Newly Employed Teachers to Start Receiving Their Posting Letters

All newly recruited teachers will be posted to their new places of work by 30th August  where they will be working on permanent and pensionable terms. The teachers will be issued with posting letters by their Sub County Directors before reporting to their new stations of work.

The posting letters will indicate the school the teacher has been posted to. The teachers will also get appointment letters from their Teachers Service Commission (TSC) county offices. The appointment letter will state the job grade the teacher has been appointed to and the salary scale they will enjoy.

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The newly recruited teachers will be expected to take the offer of employment within 30 days by ensuring that a causality return is filled and submitted to the Commission headquarters.

According to the TSC recruitment roadmap, starting Monday 9th August, 2021 to Thursday 12th August, 2021 the Commission was receiving documents at the headquarters. Since last Friday 13th August, 2021 to Friday 27th August, 2021 TSC has been carrying out verification of documents it receives from their County Directors.

TSC County Directors will submit a report on status of teachers who reported or failed to report to their stations to the Commission headquarters. TSC said the report should be submitted by 30th September, 2021.

Last month TSC advertised 5,000 vacancies in secondary schools to support the 100 percent transition from primary to secondary schools. The teachers recruited will serve on Permanent and Pensionable terms of service.

However from the 5,000 vacancies only 4,000 are for new recruits. 1,000 slots are for practicing P1 teachers with degree in Secondary option to get deployed to secondary schools. TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia said successful candidates will be posted to serve in any part of the country and not necessarily in the county where they were recruited.

In the advert TSC further advertised a total of 3,914 replacements slots for primary and secondary schools to replace teachers who exited service. TSC said 2,987 posts will go to primary schools while 927 will go to secondary schools.

The recruitment was marred with complaints by some applicants. Some complained that TSC has discriminated them by releasing a score sheet that favors only a section of teachers.

Some applicants faulted TSC for awarding intern teachers 30 marks saying it wasn’t their fault not to work under internship cause the chances were limited. In the score sheet released to guide recruitment of teachers in July 2021, TSC directed 30 marks to be awarded to applicants who will provide “evidence of internship service”.

Graduated teachers faulted TSC for putting them in the same basket with Diploma teachers. Some Graduate teachers who scored Second Class Upper Division said TSC was wrong to award them same marks with those who scored Second Class Lower Division.

However TSC insisted the score sheet it released is final and will be used to guide the recruitment interviews. TSC is yet to advertise internship vacancies for both primary and secondary schools. The Commission it will hire 6,000 intern teachers but only 2,000 will be for primary schools.

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