Th teachers’ employer now intends to create a data bank of interviewed secondary school teachers to help it decide who to replace when they employ new teachers in the 2022–2023 fiscal year.
Under this new plan, the School Selection panel i.e the Board of Management, now will be required to create a merit list particular to each open position from the list of five (5) candidates per opening who were shortlisted and interviewed in every secondary school in the nation.
The generated merit list shall be used in the TSC subsequent and similar recruitments in the County as per the guidelines for hiring post-primary teachers on permanent and pensionable terms published under Circular No. 9/2022 dated June 30, 2022 by the Commission’s Secretary and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Nancy Macharia.
“This Merit List shall be used in the subsequent recruitment processes involving a similar vacancy in the County within the financial year or as directed by the Commission from time to time,” read part of the circular .
Consequently, this therefore implies that candidates listed in the data bank will be given preference for any future positions within the 2022–2023 fiscal year, which runs from July 2022 to June 2023. .
This new plan helps to avoid the need for TSC to conduct a new hiring process as was necessary in the past, which is also seen as a move by the Commission to reduce recruitment costs whenever such vacancies occur.
As a result of this, now when the Commission replaces instructors who leave the service due to natural attrition, individuals who were shortlisted and participated in the recently completed interviews would automatically be given consideration for employment.
Every school selection panels must submit the list to the TSC Sub-County Directors after creating the vacancy-specific merit list, who will then submit it to the County Directors for compilation of the subject-specific merit list in order to create a databank for the County that will be used to fill subject-specific vacancies in subsequent recruitment processes throughout the FY.
All the names on the School Selection Panel’s vacancy-specific merit list, which is used to create subject-specific merit list data banks, come from the five (5) applicants who made the shortlist for each advertised position and were obtained from the applicant’s list produced by the TSC system.
Consequently,TSC County Director shall then be required to forward the subject specific merit list to the Regional Director who will compile the Regional subject specific merit lists for onward submission to TSC Director Staffing at the Headquarters.