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TSC Seeks to Employ 1,000 Principals and Deputies

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The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced that it will hire 1,000 principals and deputies for secondary schools. The advert on these positions will be published on Tuesday’s dailies.

The TSC boss Nancy Macharia has also presented the assignation of 240 Curriculum Support Officers (CSOs) and quality assurance officers.

“Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications should make their applications online through the TSC website so as to be received on or before September 17,” said Mrs Macharia. She added that handwritten applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to present a certificate of good conduct, clearance certificates from the Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Credit Reference Bureau, tax compliance certificate from KRA.

Pay Grade

For national schools, the TSC will employees 16 chief principals in Grade D5. They will earn between Ksh121,814 – Ksh157,656 per month excluding allowances.

The commission is, however, not recruiting senior principals in Grade 4.

Additionally, 516 principals under Grade D3 will be hired and earn Ksh 93,850 – Ksh102,807.

For Deputy Principals I, the TSC will hire 91 in Grade D3, and 204 principals II in Grade D2. They will take home a net salary of Sh82,717 and Sh87,900 respectively.

The commission is also employing 64 assistant deputy director and 12 assistant deputy director in quality assurance and standards officers.

The agency will further recruit, 164 curriculum support officers in Grade D1, who will earn a salary of between Sh74,703 and Sh82,717.

Currently, there are 53 senior principals, 121 deputy principals I and 355 deputy principals II in secondary schools.

More Recruitment

This comes after the TSC announced vacancies of 5,000 teachers for both primary and secondary schools mid-August.

Of the 5,000 teachers, secondary schools will receive 4,000 teachers while the rest will be deployed to primary schools.

According to TSC, the additional teachers will help the education sector achieve a 100 per cent transition from primary to secondary.

The TSC is yet to advertise the promotion of 38,000 teachers who hold diploma certificates but teach in secondary schools, and have remained in the same position for years.

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Brenda Gamonde
Brenda Gamonde
Brenda Gamonde is reporter with Business Today. Email: [email protected]
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