The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Secretary, Dr. Nancy Njeri Macharia, has urged teachers not to shy away but attend the promotion interviews scheduled to start on 4th December.
In an address to primary headteachers during the 20th Kenya Primary School Heads Association (Kepsha) Conference in Mombasa, Macharia said that the government has set aside sh 1 billion in the financial year 2023/2024 for the exercise.
She said the Commission will conduct interviews to fill 36,505 vacancies it advertised in September this year. Of these 17,914 posts will to go to primary school staff.
She lamented over the failure of teachers to turn out for the interviews, a factor she observes has starved schools with low numbers of teachers, putting pressure on the teachers already employed by TSC.
“I wish to inform you that, in the past, the Commission has failed to attract enough applicants for promotional positions even after lowering the requirements. This is more prevalent in Special Needs Education where we are having a serious shortage. I wish to encourage those who have been invited for the interviews from 4th December 2023 to ensure that they attend without failure. Please encourage your teachers not to shy off from taking up responsibilities,” she stated.
Macharia outlined regions that have faced shortage of teachers who have failed to turn up for interviews including North Eastern, leading with 795, followed by Coast region at 177, Eastern 72, Rift Valley 45 and Central with 34 teachers yet to fill those positions.
Macharia called on the teachers to cease shying away from the process adding that the Commission has employed digitization that has promoted accountability and fairness.
“Recruitment for instance, our online recruitment module, has replaced the manual process which required teachers to travel to deliver their job applications to either County offices or secondary schools to drop applications,” she added.
Below are the adverts made by TSC in September from lowest to highest for regular and special need institutions.
- ADVERT NO. 62/2023 (C1-C2): SENIOR TEACHER II (SNE PRIMARY SCHOOL) – T- SCALE 7 -700 POSTS
- ADVERT NO. 61/2023(C1-C2): SENIOR TEACHER II (REGULAR PRIMARY SCHOOL) – T-SCALE 7 -10,819 POSTS
- ADVERT NO.60/2023(C2-C3): SENIOR TEACHER I (SNE PRIMARY SCHOOL) – T- SCALE 8 – 346 POSTS
- ADVERT NO.59/2023 (C2-C3): SENIOR TEACHER I (REGULAR PRIMARY SCHOOL– T-SCALE 8 – 3,040 POSTS
- ADVERT NO. 58/2023(C3-C4): DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER II (REGULAR PRIMARY SCHOOL) T-SCALE 9 – 1,930 POSTS
- ADVERT NO. 57/2023(C4-C5): HEAD TEACHER (SNE PRIMARY SCHOOL) T-SCALE 10 – 30 POSTS
- ADVERT NO. 56/2023(C4-C5): HEAD TEACHER (REGULAR PRIMARY SCHOOL), T- SCALE 10 – 1049 POSTS
- ADVERT NO. 55/2023(C2-C3): SECONDARY TEACHER I (REGULAR SCHOOL), T- SCALE 8 – 1928 POSTS
- ADVERT NO.54/2023(C3-C4): SENIOR MASTER IV (REGULAR SCHOOL), T-SCALE9 -12,716POSTS
- ADVERT NO.53/2023(C3-C4): SENIOR LECTUTER IV (TTC) T-SCALE 9 – 216 POSTS
- ADVERT NO. 52/2023(C4-C5): SENIOR MASTER III (REGULAR SCHOOL) T-SCALE-10 – 1142 POSTS
- ADVERT NO. 51/2023(C5-D1): DEPUTY PRINCIPAL III (REGULAR SECONDARY SCHOOL) T-SCALE 11 – 1057 POSTS
- ADVERT NO. 50/2023(D1-D2): SENIOR LECTURER I T-SCALE 12 – 72 POSTS
- ADVERT NO. 49/2023(D1-D2): DEPUTY PRINCIPAL II (REGULAR SECONDARY SCHOOL) T-SCALE 12 – 547 POSTS
- ADVERT NO. 48/2023(D2-D3): PRINCIPAL (REGULAR SECONDARY SCHOOL) T-SCALE 13 – 541 POSTS
- ADVERT NO. 47/2023(D3 –D4): SENIOR PRINCIPAL (REGULAR SECONDARY SCHOOL) T-SCALE 14 – 108 POSTS
- ADVERT NO. 46/2023(D4-D5): CHIEF PRINCIPAL (REGULAR SECONDARY SCHOOL) T-SCALE 15 –34 POSTS