Several teachers who secured permanent job in the recently concluded mass employment has started receiving regret letters for forging important documents which were required in the exercise.
Occasionally, most teachers escape penalty for forging co-curricular activity certificate. Co-curricular certificate has been very important requirement during recruitment for the longest time now.
This time most applicants decided to taste the waters with the disability certificate which has 10 marks.
With internship marks reduced considerably, most applicants opt for the disability marks.
However, TSC has managed to detect the irregularity and has begun punishing those who were found culpable.
Most of them have received regret letters and the second best candidates during interviews have been called for the job.
This comes a time when TSC have changed the mode of replacing teachers who leave the teaching profession.
The Teachers’ employer (TSC) has revealed plans to develop a data bank for interviewed teachers for secondary schools which will guide the Commission to replace teachers who will exit the service within the 2022/2023 Financial Year.
The School Selection panel, which is the Board of Management, will be required to create a merit list particular to each open position from the list of five (5) candidates per opening who were shortlisted and interviewed in every secondary school in the nation.
As per the guidelines for recruitment of post-primary teachers on permanent and pensionable terms outlined under Circular No. 9/2022 dated June 30, 2022, released by the Commission’s Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nancy Macharia, the merit list shall be used in TSC subsequent and similar recruitments in the County.
“The Merit List shall be used in the subsequent recruitment processes involving a similar vacancy in the County within the financial year or as directed by the Commission from time to time,” Dr. Macharia said.
In addition, it means that those who were shortlisted and attended the just concluded interviews will automatically be considered for employment when the Commission will be doing any replacement of teachers who will have exited the service through natural attrition.
According to Dr. Macharia’s statement in the Circular, the Merit List “will be used in the subsequent recruiting processes involving a similar position in the County during the financial year or as instructed by the Commission from time to time.”
Going by the guidelines after developing the vacancy-specific merit list, the school selection panels shall be required to submit the list to TSC Sub-County Directors, who will submit the list for compilation of the subject’s specific merit list to the County Directors to generate a databank for the County, which shall be used to fill subject specific vacancies in subsequent recruitment processes within the Financial Year.
Teachers who participated in the recently concluded interviews were shortlisted and will be immediately taken into consideration for employment when the recruitment vacancies are advertised by the commission.
As per the Commission, TSC County Director shall then be required to forward the subject-specific merit list to the Regional Director who will compile the regional subject-specific merit lists for onward submission to TSC Director Staffing at the Headquarters.
TSC further noted that if candidates are exhausted from the subject-specific County data bank, the replacement shall be done using the regional data bank; and where candidates are exhausted within a region, vacancies shall be filled using the Subject Specific National data bank.