TSC:Teachers With Disabilities To Secure At Least 5%Of The Recruitment Slots.
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for the first time has set aside 5% for the July advertised vacancies for the teachers with disabilities.
The commission has directed county directors to see to it that 5% of the recently advertised posts are reserved for the recruitment of teachers with disabilities across the country.
“The Commission shall ensure that 5% of all the advertised slots are reserved for the recruitment of teachers with disabilities in accordance to the provisions of Constitution and the Law,” read a statement from the commission.
This affirmative action is of the employers moves to ensure that the recruitment process is fair to all applicants irrespective of their condition.
Besides reserving five percent of the recruitment slots for teachers with disabilities, the commission also gives priority to an applicant’s disability to break a tie during county selection process.
It is also important to note that teachers with disabilities use a different score sheet which has marks awarded for any disability if evidence is provided.
One who has a co-curricular certificate of participation will also stand higher chances of scoring more marks. This part is very crucial when it comes to breaking of ties.
The Teachers Service Commission will publicly release merit lists for the teachers who were selected for the mass recruiting exercise in July 2022 per county before 15th July 2022.
The commission advertised 14 000 teaching positions in primary and post-primary institutions on June 28, 2022 to hire teachers to serve under permanent and pensionable employment terms
In the breakdown, 5,000 teaching positions will assist the government’s policy on achieving a 100 percent transition of students from primary to secondary schools and the current teacher shortage.
Of the 5, 000 vacancies, 3, 972 will be filled by recruits for secondary schools, 28 for teacher training colleges, and 1,000 positions are set aside for primary school teachers.
“The list of shortlisted candidates, interview dates and venues will be published on the Teachers Service Commission website by July 15, 2022,” the Commission said.
The Commission has also declared 8, 230 vacancies to replace teachers who exited service through attrition. 6, 539 posts will be for primary and 1, 691 posts for secondary schools.