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TSC invites applications in bid to replace 2,000 retiring teachers

By Augustine Oduor | Published Sat, March 11th 2017 at 00:00, Updated March 10th 2017 at 21:45 GMT +3

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is seeking to recruit about 2,000 teachers to replace those who left teaching service for various reasons.

Communication from TSC shows the teachers will replace those who have exited service through natural attrition.

Of these, 1,491 posts will replace teachers who have left the service in primary schools and some 499 posts for post primary schools/institutions teachers.

TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia said the teachers’ exited public service from October 1 to December 31, 2016.

And for retirement cases, the replacement covers up to June 30, 2017, she said.

“Applicants who were engaged on contract as relief teachers should attach a copy of the contract letter and reporting casualty return,” said Ms Macharia.

The document, dated March 6, 2017 says applicants seeking to teach in primary schools must be holders of P1 certificate and will be selected from the county merit lists compiled during the August, 2016 recruitment exercise. Successful candidates will be deployed to serve in stations in any part of the country and not necessarily in the county where they were recruited, she said.

“All interested candidates should submit their applications to the respective county directors and boards of management as above not later than March 22, 2017.”

A detailed table released by TSC shows available teacher slots per county, with Kakamega having the highest of 108 for primary schools.

Elgeyo Marakwet County has the least slots at only four.

“The recruitment exercise is free of charge. The TSC would wish to forewarn applicants against fraudsters who might extort money from them purporting to assist in recruitment,” said Ms Macharia.

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