Teachers Mode of Recruitment Should be Changed, says Ng’ongo

Written by on September 9, 2020

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Suba branch wants the mode of recruiting 5,000 teachers changed on grounds that it will disadvantage marginalized communities.

Suba branch Executive Secretary Richard Ng’ongo criticizes the current mode of recruitment saying it will disadvantage the marginalized communities like the Abasuba which may get none or few teachers in the recruitment exercise.

Ng’ongo argues that allowing every applicant to apply in sub-counties of their choice will cause a high competition in marginalized areas between locals and non-locals.

The Executive Secretary appeals to the Teacher Service Commision (TSC) to use the previous method of teacher recruitment based on the applicants’ sub-counties of birth.

He says recruiting natives of marginalized communities will enhance both academic and economic development of the regions.

Mr. Ng’ongo states that development of marginalized areas in the community should be considered in any recruitment done by the government.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) recently announced the 5, 000 teacher vacancies in secondary and primary schools to replace retirees and departed teachers.

The application is done online up to September 14, and allows an applicant to apply for the job at a school in a sub-county of their choice contrary to the previous mode of recruitment in which applicants used to apply through their sub-counties of birth.

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