The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has completed the recruitment exercise for intern teachers designated to be placed in Primary and junior secondary schools, Subsequently, the deployment process has been initiated.
Fredrick Nganga, director of the TSC Murang’a County, noted that 635 newly recruited teachers in the county will be deployed to 514 public primary schools that house junior secondary schools.
Ng’ang’a announced on Wednesday at his office that the newly employed teachers are to report to their respective schools on September 1.
He explained that teachers would undergo short training and orientation after reporting to their assigned workstations.
One teacher will be assigned to each school with a single class stream, and two teachers will be assigned to each school with two or more class streams.
TSC will determine if there is a lack of teachers in the junior high schools when they report.
The commission had announced the availability of 20,000 paid internships for teachers (18,000 in primary schools and 2,000 in secondary schools) to aid in the rollout of competency-based curricula.
To be considered for recruitment, candidates had to meet specific requirements. These included being a Kenyan citizen, thereby establishing their nationality as a fundamental criterion.
In addition to a bachelor’s degree in education or its equivalent, candidates need to have earned a C+ (plus) average in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent.
Furthermore, candidates had to have earned a grade of C+ (plus) in two subject areas in the KCSE exams.
Candidates were supposed to have their teaching credentials validated by TSC. The registration was evidence of their professional standing and qualification to join the internship program.
“By setting forth these prerequisites, the program aimed to ensure that selected candidates were not only well-qualified academically but also formally recognized by the education governing body, thus ensuring a certain standard of competence and professionalism among the interns.”