Teachers who were employed by Teacher Service Commission, TSC, in July 2022 have started receiving their letters trickled down to different TSC sub-county offices across the country together with newly revised salaries they are set to Pocket.
Teachers who filled out the employment letters have been anxious about when they will get their appointment letters which will make them be posted to various schools in the country. At least six counties have confirmed receiving the appointment letters for the teachers.
Narok, Kericho, Tana River, Siaya, Uasin Gishu, and Kwale are some of the counties that have received some of the employment letters for primary and secondary schools.
Primary school teachers will get their letters from the TSC sub-county offices while high school teachers will get theirs from secondary school principals.
TSC had planned to post the newly recruited teachers on the first of September 2022. However, details show that the Commission will post the new recruits to their new schools from October 2022 up to January 2023.
According to TSC, the posting letters for teachers recruited under replacement are ready and have now started to be dispatched to various TSC sub-county offices.
Employment forms foiled by successful TSC recruits indicate that some teachers will have to wait until January 2023 for them to be posted.
According to TSC traditions, the commission takes at least a month from the date of filling employment forms for verification of documents at the Headquarters before posting teachers to their new schools.
However, it will take a shorter time this time round due to the acute shortage of teachers in primary and secondary schools.
The unemployment crisis in the country is huge with over 356,000 jobless teachers putting in applications for the 14,000 jobs advertised by TSC in July 2022.
For each of the advertised positions, only the top five candidates were shortlisted, a departure from the past when long merit lists would be developed.