The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has issued a caution after an advert announcing 6,000 internship vacancies went viral.
The fake advert listed the subject slots and schools that the new teachers would send their applications once the exercise started.
The advert was for 2019 but has been circulated to entice the jobless teacher graduates.
In a statement shared on Wednesday, June 2, TSC dismissed the advert warning the public to be wary of such malicious ads with hidden agendas.
“Beware of fake documents circulating with purported teaching vacancies. TSC has not announced any teaching jobs,” read the warning in part.
All the fake vacancies had been classified as internship positions and were purportedly aimed at filling post-primary positions.
TSC is planning to mitigate staffing gaps in secondary schools by engaging the services of 5,500 interns on a one-year contract every year.
The plan by the Commission will also include employing at least 5,000 teachers annually in the next three years.
Last year TSC denounced another 12,000 internship vacancies whose ad was designed to mimic a newspaper version.
The notice went viral in October 2020 promising 4,000 slots for primary schools and 8,000 for secondary schools.
Being a government body, TSC is is often required to advertise its vacancies either inside the government-owned MyGov newspaper or have the advert carried in a newspaper with a nationwide reach.
To qualify for their jobs, the candidates are often required to be a Kenyan citizen, be a holder of a P1 certificate in the case of primary schools and a minimum of a diploma in education in the case of secondary schools as well as be a registered teacher with the Teachers Service Commission.