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Category of teachers to be prioritized in the 30,000 recruitment drive 

Teachers issue demands to the Teachers Service Commission over the recruitment of 30,000 tutors.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has been urged by the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) to give unemployed teachers priority while hiring 30,000 tutors.

On December 16, he challenged TSC to be impartial in hiring while speaking to the media.

“TSC must be called to order to be as fair as possible. We have teachers who cleared colleges in 2010 and 2011 and even 2009 but are not employed.

“Yet we have those that cleared in 2015, and 2016 and are employed. This is where the rubber meets the road,” stated KUPPET chairperson Omboko Milemba.

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Further, KUPPET issued a warning against the involvement of state officials such as politicians in the mass recruiting of teachers for Junior Secondary Schools.

“I want to ask that the commission must be very fair, no politician should interfere in the recruitment,” Milemba added.

Milemba added that some of the teachers came from poor backgrounds and therefore needed the jobs advertised by the Commission.

“The Commission must follow the regulations very clearly. The teachers who left college earlier must be given the first priority. This is the only way we will become fair,” he demanded.

On Wednesday, December 14, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) also warned politicians to keep off the exercise.

“The recruitment of teachers is within the mandate of the commission. Anyone trying to get involved in the recruitment should be condemned in the highest terms possible,” KNUT secretary general Collins Oyuu stated.

TSC earlier announced the recruitment of over 30,000 teachers for Junior Secondary Schools in the academic year 2023.

“TSC invites applications from qualified candidates to fill the vacancies to support the implementation of Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC),” read part of the notice dated Friday, December 9.

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