Replacement teachers have been posted to  the schools;TSC

Replacement teachers have been posted to  the schools;TSC

Replacement teachers have been posted to  the schools;TSC

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC)  has revealed that, by employing a  replacement strategy, it has recently hired  teachers on permanent and pensionable  (pnp) conditions.

Official posting letters have been sent to these educators, and they have been  instructed to report to their designated locations prior to the January reopening.

Allocated a budget of sh 2.5 billion by the Treasury in September, TSC aimed to employ 5,000 teachers. However, the recruitment process diverged from traditional avenues as the vacancies were not publicly advertised. Instead, Members of Parliament (MPs) were entrusted with the responsibility of filling these positions in their respective constituencies.

The decision to revert to this method, which had been abandoned due to concerns of corruption and discrimination, remains unclear. TSC’s return to MP-led teacher recruitment has sparked questions about the motives behind this shift.

Insiders suggest that these changes have been implemented under the influence of the Kenya Kwanza regime. Primary and secondary schools have already received the replacement teachers in December. School administrators are now tasked with facilitating the admission of these teachers by submitting an online casualty report to ensure timely salary disbursement.

Remarkably, some of the newly hired teachers secured permanent employment without undergoing the customary internship process. Presently, TSC has 46,000 teachers employed on internship terms, and the Commission intends to extend contracts for those recruited in February of the current year.

These intern teachers are expected to serve a two-year contract before transitioning to the pnp payroll. In a recent development, TSC has re-advertised 1,098 junior secondary school teaching positions. Prospective candidates have until the 15th of December to submit their applications. The Commission’s move to re-advertise positions signals ongoing efforts to address staffing needs in the education sector.

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