TSC employed a total of 14,000 teachers in a bid to curb teacher shortages in Kenyan schools. The exercise which began on the 11th of July came to an end on the 13th of July, 2022.
The teacher’s employer has released the date when the newly recruited teachers are expected to report to their stations. It is a reprieve for the tutors recruited in 2022 by the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, who have been waiting for the good news.
In the recent recruitment exercise, TSC employed a total of 14,000 teachers in a bid to curb teacher shortages in Kenyan schools. The exercise which began on the 11th of July came to an end on the 13th of July, 2022.
According to TSC, Dr. Nancy Macharia has now confirmed to the public that they will be posting the new teacher recruits to their new working stations starting September 2022.
TSC said that teachers will be issued letters from Sub County Directors before reporting to their new stations on a permanent and pensionable basis.
The TSC sends a letter of employment to a newly recruited teacher after successfully vetting the teacher’s documents. The letter is sent to the teacher through the station where the teacher has been posted to serve under TSC terms.
In the letter, the TSC Secretary spells out the entry-level of the teacher, like Secondary School Teacher II for teachers entering the profession as degree holders. The station where the teacher has been posted and the subjects to be handled are also written on the employment letter.
A newly recruited teacher works on probation for a period of not less than six (6) months. In some cases the probation period may be extended if the teacher’s performance is unsatisfactory; at worst, the teacher’s employment may be terminated before the completion of the probation period.
To be confirmed on permanent terms, the head of an institution fills a recommendation form for the teacher that is sent to TSC for approval. The teacher is expected to proceed to the posted institution as indicated on the employment letter and has a grace period of 30 days from the effective date; as stated in the letter.