- Savula expressed fear that counties with huge population like Kakamega will be disadvantaged if the recruitment is done at the national level.
- So far, the commission has advertised 35,550 jobs for teachers who will teach both primary and junior secondary schools.
Kakamega deputy governor Ayub Savula wants TSC to recruit new teachers based on the population of individual counties and regional balance.
He said the agency should also conduct the recruitment at the county level to ensure balanced distribution of the tutors in all counties.
Savula expressed fear that counties with huge population like Kakamega will be disadvantaged if the recruitment is done at the national level.
He spoke in Kakamega town during the homecoming for Mahiakalo ward MCA Modestar Lung’atso on Monday.
Savula said Kakamega which has 12 subcounties and a population of two million people deserves more slots compared to smaller counties like Kiambu, Vihiga, and Bungoma.
“For equitable distribution of teachers to be achieved, the recruitment must be done at the county level so that each devolved unit gets its rightful share,” he said.
TSC is sent to recruit more than 35,000 new teachers ahead of reopening of schools in January.
This is meant to ensure a seamless double intake as 2022 KCPE candidates transit to Form 1, while those in Grade 6 transit to junior secondary in Grade 7 under the Competent Based Curriculum.
TSC has already declared vacancies in all counties ahead of the recruitment.
In a notice circulated on December 9, the commission indicated that it has 9,000 posts on permanent and pensionable terms for secondary school teachers and another 1,000 for primary school teachers.
According to the commission, there are 21,550 more slots for teacher interns in junior secondary schools and another 4,000 interns for primary schools.
A notice from TSC disclosed that successful candidates will be posted to serve at any primary or junior secondary school in the county where they were interviewed or in any part of the country where the vacancy exists.
Many trained teachers who work for private schools have started applying for the available positions across the four counties in Western.