The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has issued a clarification on the countrywide mass recruitment of teachers announced days ago.
On January 26, the Commission released a statement in an effort to clear up any misconceptions about the selection of primary school teachers to fill vacancies advertised.
The Dr Nancy Macharia-led agency stated that teachers will be selected from a list of a past recruitment process conducted in July 2021.
“In the January 2022 advertisement on natural attrition, primary school teachers will be selected from the merit list compiled during the recruitment of additional teachers-July 2021,” read the statement in part.
On January 19, the commission, announced that the recruitment of 2,945 teachers to replace those who had exited the service through natural attrition.
The Commission of led by its chief executive officer, Nancy Macharia, advertised 2,053 teaching positions in primary schools and 892 teaching positions in secondary schools.
In July 2021, TSC, announced 9,000 vacancies which attracted 350,000 applicants who were interviewed for a week by interview panels spread across the county.
The commission later announced selected candidates in September.
Put into context, primary school teachers will be selected from the list of the shortlisted candidates who were not picked. However, the recruitment of secondary school teachers will go on as scheduled.