The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has advertised mass recruitment exercises for tutors to fill positions in teacher training institutions across the country.
According to a memo dated January 6, the commission advertised 154 positions for tutors in teacher training colleges and the Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (Cemastea).
TTCs need 130 lecturers while 24 national trainers are required at the Cemastea. The new tutors are meant to cater to the shortage created after the government phased out the certificate in teacher education and transitioned to the diploma in teacher education (DPTE) program.
The advertisement is open to eligible teachers in secondary. TTCs require lecturers for various subjects with music requiring the most (18).
“The Commission Advertise for vacant Posts for teachers. This Online System allows you to apply for any post you qualify for and gives you the opportunity to track every stage of processing up to Appointment.” a notice on TSC’s portal says.
In the memo, interested applicants are advised to make their application through TSC online portal latest by Tuesday, January 25, 2022.
The vacancies target qualified secondary school teachers who have a minimum grade of C4, T-scale 9, and senior master IV.
They are also expected to hold a degree in education (science) or an equivalent course from a recognized University. TSC is also preparing to hire more teachers in secondary schools that will be affected by the recruitment of the 154 tutors for tertiary institutions.
How to apply
Interested candidates should create an account on TSC Online portal, teachersonline.tsc.go.ke
To create an account, the teachers will need to update their academic qualifications complete with Primary and Secondary School certificates as well as those from the Tertiary level.
The tutors are also expected to have a valid TSC number and must be citizens of Kenya.
“If you apply online, you don’t need to submit a hard copy version to the Commission. No payments are required of any kind. As a teacher, you are not expected to register again with the Commission,” reads a statement on the site.