TSC Unveils New Guidelines For Employment Of New Teachers
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has plans to come up with new guidelines for the employment of new teachers in the country.
It has been revealed that the Commission plans to develop a data bank for interviewed teachers for secondary schools similar to the one developed for primary school teachers.
The move is meant to ease replacing teachers who exit the service within the 2022/2023 financial year without necessarily subjecting the teachers to interviews.
In the July 2022 concluded recruitment TSC listed about 219,311 jobless teachers in secondary schools who had applied for only 4, 000 vacancies that were advertised.
The commission shortlisted only five teachers who applied for the vacancies in each secondary schools.
In a circular, TSC Chief Executive Officer Dr Nancy Macharia noted that the employment of new teachers in secondary schools will follow new guidelines in which the merit list shall be used in TSC subsequent and similar recruitment in the County.
“In subsequent employment of new teachers the generated merit list shall be used in the County”, Dr. Macharia said in the circular.
According to the guidelines for the employment of new teachers in secondary schools, priority will be given to those in the data bank in any future recruitment within 2022/2023 fiscal year.
With the generated teacher data bank, TSC will not have to conduct a fresh hiring exercise as it has been before.
The Teachers who were shortlisted and attended the July concluded interviews will automatically be considered for employment when the Commission will be doing any replacement of teachers who exit the service through natural attrition or employment of new teachers in the mass recruitment.
How is the merit list prepared?
The TSC Guidelines on generating merit list stipulated that the school selection panel shall be required to submit the list to TSC Sub-County Directors. The sub county directors shall then submit the list for compilation of subjects specific merit list to the County Directors to generate a databank for the County.
The TSC County Director shall then be required to forward the subject specific merit list to the Regional Director who will compile the Regional subject specific merit lists for onward submission to the Director Staffing at the TSC Headquarters.
The Commission notes further that where candidates are exhausted from the subject specific County data bank, replacement shall be done using the Regional data bank; in that order to national data bank.