Over 2000 trained teachers turned up for the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) recruitment exercise that was conducted at the West Pokot County education office. Rift Valley regional TSC director Adow Mohamed who presided of the recruitment exercise said he was impressed by the turn up of the trained teachers who are searching for jobs, adding that all qualified teachers who will meet the merit will be employed so as to fill the deficit of teachers in primary schools in the country.
Speaking while monitoring how the interviews were being conducted, Mr. Adow said they advertised 1837 positions in West Pokot County and all who applied were invited to attend the interviews. He said the exercise complied with the TSC guidelines and the online application format was meant to cut costs for the applicants. He noted that those who graduated earlier will be given priority, “Because of Covid-19, TSC might consider increasing the slots,” he added, “Some teachers who were recruited recently were interdicted because of bad conduct. We’d like to advise those who will get an opportunity to be disciplined and read the teacher’s code of regulations and ethics to avoid falling into a trap.”
He affirmed that the recruitment will be fair and transparent. West Pokot County education director Jacob Onyiego advised teachers who will join the teaching force to make a difference by transforming lives rather than putting their salaries as a priority. “Those young students who are in school want to be impacted with knowledge. It’s your duty to educate them and I know those who will be successful will be up to the task and make us proud,” he said. He said the education sector in the past was affected with insecurity challenges along the borders of the County but at the moment the clashes have subsided and most of the the community members have embraced education.
One of the applicants who turned up for the interview, Molester Munyasia, said the exercise was fairly done but she was shocked with the turn up. She said the TSC should consider increasing the vacancies in the country since there are so many teachers who are still unemployed.