TSC Resolves Teacher Promotion Application Nightmare
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has agreed to extend the application deadline for listed vacancies. Due to increased usage on the website earlier this week, there were substantial difficulties in applying for these openings.
This was mostly due to a technical IT issue caused by the large number of visitors. The TSC has agreed to extend the application deadline until September 15th, following negotiations with teachers’ unions.
Unfortunately, due to this unresolved technical issue, the TSC portal remains inaccessible. Due to this difficulty, teachers were apprehensive about missing out on the 36,275 advertised positions.
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) and the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) have both requested that the TSC extend the application deadlines. The ICT director has also recommended that the portal be extended so that more instructors can access it.
Teachers have explored switching to a manual application system in response to the slow site. Omboko Milemba, Chairperson of KUPPET and Member of Parliament for Emuhaya, requests that the Teachers Service Commission extend the application deadlines, highlighting the need for more teacher employment.
Teachers voice their dissatisfaction, blaming the TSC for their careers’ stagnation. There is a high demand for jobs such as Senior Master IV in regular secondary schools, Senior Teacher II in regular primary schools, Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers in regular primary schools, and Secondary Teachers in regular schools, according to the published vacancies. This points to a lack of administrators in public primary schools.
Teachers who are interested in these roles should check the criteria required for each post using the TSC link given.