More than 10,000 principals, headmasters and deputies to be hired

More than 10,000 principals, headmasters and
deputies to be hired

More than 10,000 principals, headmasters and
deputies in primary, secondary and tertiary
institutions will be hired.
Teachers Service Commission chief executive
Nancy Macharia said those to be hired would
be promoted to job groups K, M and N.
“A total of 500 P1 teachers with Bachelor of
Education degrees will be promoted to Job
Group K, 5,500 to Job Group M and 4,000 to
Job Group N,” Mrs Macharia said in an advert.
The positions have previously been filled
through direct appointments, raising concern
about abuse by hiring teams.
This new hiring policy was launched last year
after the TSC stopped promoting teachers
based on the number of years in service.
Mrs Macharia said candidates have until
October 7 to submit their applications, which
must be done online through
www.teachersonline.go.ke .
“Manual applications will not be considered.
Applicants who give false information will be
disqualified and disciplined. Teachers on leave
and secondment are eligible to apply,” she
said.
Last week, the TSC promoted more than 7,000
teachers in primary and secondary schools in
what it termed as a policy of rewarding
employees based on merit.
GRADUATE TEACHERS
Mrs Macharia said 1,520 would be recruited
as senior graduate teachers, senior approved
teachers, ordinary diploma teachers, senior
diploma technical teachers and senior
lecturers. Those to be hired in this cadre must
be professionally qualified graduates,
approved teachers, trained diploma technical
teachers I, ordinary diploma teachers I and
currently teaching and serving as principals,
head teachers and deputies in the indicated
institutions.
She said successful candidates would be
deployed as administrators in primary
schools.
Another 1,203 would be hired as principal
graduate teachers II, principal approved
teachers II, principal lecturers II, principal
technical diploma teachers II and principal
ordinary diploma teachers.
Applicants must be senior graduate teachers,
senior approved teachers, ordinary diploma
teachers, senior diploma technical teachers,
senior lecturers teaching and serving as head
teachers, principals and must have served for
at least three years in Job Group M.
Successful candidates would be deployed as
administrators in primary, secondary,
technical and special primary schools. Some
3,980 would be hired as senior graduate
teachers, senior approved teachers, diploma
teachers, senior diploma technical teachers
and senior lecturers.
Another 2,797 would be hired as principal
graduate teachers II, principal approved
teachers II, principal lecturers II, principal
technical diploma teachers II, and principal
ordinary diploma teachers II.