TSC receives over 300,000 job applications for 11,574 vacancies

A file photo of a teacher and students during a lesson in class./COURTESY.

The Teachers Service Commission has received at least 300,000 job applications from teachers looking for employment opportunities after it announced 11,574 vacancies.

The Commission had earlier announced 5,000 jobs in primary and secondary schools to allow a smooth transition and later 5,474 vacancies in primary and 1,100 in secondary schools to replace teachers who exited the service.

According to TSC, they have had to come up with a new recruitment schedule which was meant to give equal opportunity for all the applicants.

“The numbers were overwhelming. There were so many people who applied, more than we expected, and we have to give every applicant a chance to go through their applications,” said TSC Head of Corporate Communications Betty Wababu.

According to the schedule, the second stage of the recruitment is the county selection process which will kick-off on October 8th.

The Commission will then contact successful applicants and inform them about the venues of the interviews which will be completed by October 14th, followed by a five-day period of vetting and handling of complaints.

Verification of the documents will take place from October 27th to November 18th with those successful expected to report to their schools on January 4th.