The Teachers Service Commission has announced recruitment of 4,683 teachers to replace those who have exited service through natural attrition.
Chief Executive officer Nancy Macharia said 4,245 teachers will be posted in primary schools while 438 teachers will be deployed in secondary schools and colleges.
The teachers are replacing those who exited the service in the month of July this year alone. Those interested in the positions must submit their applications by August 28.
“Eligible candidates should meet the following basic requirements: be Kenya citizens, must be 45 years of age and below, must have original professional and academic certificates, must be registered as a teacher as per Section 23 of the Teachers Service Commission Act 2012,” said Mrs Macharia in an advert.
She said applicants for vacancies in primary schools must be holders of a P1 certificate and will be selected from the county merit lists compiled during the May, 2018 recruitment of additional teachers’ exercise.
“Successful candidates will be deployed to serve in stations in any part of the country and not necessarily in the County where they were recruited,” said Mrs Macharia.
“Applicants for vacancies in post-primary institutions must be holders of a minimum of Diploma in Education certificate. Interested candidates should apply to the Secretary, Board of Management of the School/Institution where the vacancy has been advertised, and submit a copy to the TSC county director,” said Mrs Macharia.
She said TSC will only deal with county selection panels and boards of management in the exercise and individual application to the Commission will not be considered.
According to TSC, there are close to 290,000 trained teachers who are yet to be employed. Mrs Macharia said 20,665 primary schools need 40,000 instructors.