TSC; Kenya Grapples with a Shortage of 104,000 Teachers

In summary

  • Macharia was appearing before the senators to respond to a petition by 16 Kajiado teachers who complain about being locked out of promotion
  • The teachers claimed that the system introduced by TSC has disadvantaged them where only teachers who serve in job groups L, M and N only stand a chance for promotion.

The TSC CEO Nancy Macharia said that the teacher shortage in public schools is at 103,931 as of January this year. The TSC Boss however said that the commission is trying to bridge that gap through recruitment of interns and replacement of those who exited.

Macharia was before the Senate to respond to a petition by 16 teachers in Kajiado who complained about being locked out of promotion by the commission.  Macharia however,  rejected the claims by saying that the system of the commission is guided by the code of rregulations for Teachers in effecting promotions.

She said that once a vacancy has been established, the commission advertises the same through the media for interested teachers across the country to make application for the same positions.

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  1. TSC is so unfair in employment, I graduated in 2012 with P1 certificate, in 2015 I did internship as a relief teacher, our contract was terminated by TSC on 4th January 2016, I have been applying for TSC vaccancies ever since with no success yet my juniors who graduated after me have secured slots in TSC, KINDLY AIR MY CONCERN AS AM REALLY SUFFERING OUT HERE. 0711984281


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