TSC Advertises 6,000 Deployment Slots for P1 Graduates to JSS by 18th March

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced a significant opportunity for serving primary school teachers with degrees in secondary education. With the aim of bolstering staffing in the junior secondary school (JSS) section, TSC has advertised 6,000 deployment slots for qualified candidates to apply by the 18th of March, 2024.

Quick Summary:

To be eligible for deployment to JSS, primary school teachers must meet specific requirements outlined by TSC:

  1. Active Registration: Teachers must be registered with the Teachers Service Commission.
  2. Employment Status: Applicants should currently be employed as primary school teachers by TSC.
  3. Disciplinary Record: Teachers should not be undergoing disciplinary processes or interdiction.
  4. Educational Qualifications: A minimum of a Diploma in Education with a minimum of C+ at KCSE, or its equivalent, is required. Additionally, candidates must have at least C+ in two teaching subjects or equivalent qualifications.
  5. Document Verification: Successful candidates will need to present various documents during the verification process, including degree/diploma certificates, academic transcripts, and KCSE certificates.

Deployment Process and Salary Structure:

  • Once deployed, teachers will undergo verification and receive posting letters to junior secondary schools.
  • Salary details vary based on job groups, with deployed C2 teachers enjoying a basic salary of 34,955 Ksh, among other allowances.
  • Teachers will serve in their assigned job groups for a three-year period before automatic progression to higher job groups.

TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia has issued directives to expedite the deployment process, emphasizing the importance of online documentation and reporting. The Commission aims to streamline procedures to ensure prompt deployment and payment for successful candidates.

Addressing Staffing Shortages:

  • TSC faces pressure to deploy more teachers to junior secondary schools to alleviate the current staffing crisis.
  • Special provisions are made for teachers with Special Needs Education (SNE) qualifications, who will be posted to special junior secondary schools.

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