TSC Declares New, Strict Employment Guidelines.
TSC announces new, rigorous hiring requirements. Teachers at primary and secondary schools (JSS) have recently been granted 20,000 internship slots by the Teacher Services Commission (TSC).
According to the advertisement, there will be 2,000 seats for the primary school and 18,000 for the secondary school.
Teachers who are interested can apply online now that the portal has been activated by TSC. However, after application, certain fresh issues surfaced that raised questions. 1. The need of the country
Teachers are now required to indicate their ethnicity on their initial internship application. Many teachers did not get the board’s aim to reveal the race of their teachers.
The interim report that TSC provided to Congress in May, however, might be pertinent in this case.
According to the survey, the bulk of the 36,000 teachers engaged by TSC as of January are instructors from the Kalenjin community.
Twenty-nine thousand nine hundred of the 36,000 teachers employed in January were teachers, according to data released by TSC CEO Nancy Macharia.
According to Macharia, 20,990 freshly hired teachers from diverse ethnic groups have been hired as of the time this report was being written. This information has been provided to the Parliamentary Engagement and Equal Opportunity Committee.
The Kalenjin group got the most spots, according to TSC data, followed by other well-known tribes like the Luhya, Kikuyu, Kamba, Luo, and Kisii.
4,048 Kelenjin, 3,187 Luhya, 2,913 Kikuyu, 2,576 Luo, and 1,737 Kisii were hired, according to the commission’s report.
The communities of Kenyan Arabs, Elmolo, and Murulle were given one spot apiece at the bottom of the list.
New Strict Employment Standards Announced by TSC
Ogaden, Dorobo, Rendille, and Sakuye had two spots apiece.
36 of the 42 recognised tribes obtained one of the 20,990 teaching positions, according to the study, leaving six cities without even a single position.
2. Requirement for a Good Conduct Certificate
Teachers who are hired as interns must now have a certificate of good behaviour. All instructors must have good conduct certificates, according to Professor Fatuma Chege, Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Implementation of Curriculum Reform, who first raised the matter in 2021.
No instructor will be permitted to instruct students using the new curriculum (CBC) without a good conduct certificate, claims Chege.
This is only one of many adjustments the competency-based curriculum will make, according to Professor Chege, to ensure academic integrity. Changes, according to her, will help weed out educators who lack moral character and a strong work ethic.
To do this, it will also be necessary for those who work as private school teachers.
A certificate of good conduct is given out by the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), and it is valid for a year.
The material will also cost Kshs. 1,050 to purchase. 3. No room exists for amending
It is inevitable for teachers applying for internships to change information once it has been entered and submitted.