The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) has announced and invited applications for 5,000 teachers to fill secondary and primary school slots.
According to TSC boss Nancy Macharia, the additional teachers are needed so as to achieve 100 percent transition rate from primary to secondary school.
Of the 5,000 teachers to be hired by the commission, 4,000 will be posted to secondary schools while the rest will be deployed to primary schools.
Teachers who are interested in teaching secondary schools are required to possess a minimum of a diploma in education or a Bachelor’s in Education degree while those seeking primary jobs must have a minimum of a P1 certificate.
Further, they must have a teacher registration certificate and must send in their applications to county TSC directors and school’s boards of management (BOM) by August 30.
“Interested candidates to apply to the County Director in the County where vacancies have been advertised and submit all relevant academic and professional documents,” said Dr Macharia.
“Interested candidates under this category should submit their applications to the secretary TSC through online platform not later than August 30,” she added.
However, the education sector is facing a shortage of about 96,345 teachers: 38,054 for primary school while secondary schools have less 58,291 tutors.
Dr Macharia told the applicants to prepare to be posted to any part of the country and cautioned them against “fraudsters out to extort money them by promising to influence the employment process.
TSC revealed its plan to employ 12,000 teachers yearly for the next five years. The exercise is expected to cost Sh73.7 billion.
In the current financial year, the treasury allocated the education sector about Sh2 billion for hiring teachers.