Narok Teacher Service Commission (TSC) Director Bernard Kimachas has assured teachers of fair recruitment during the recruitment exercise that is set to begin soon.
Kimachas who spoke in his office today said 45 primary school teachers and 78 secondary school teachers would be recruited in the county.
He reiterated that the recruiting panel is in the process of confirming the authenticity of the documents received from the applicants before calling them for interviews.
“I want to assure the teachers that everyone who applied for these posts will be called for the interview. We will recruit those who have qualified as per the guidelines given by TSC,” he said.
On ethnicity issue, the TSC director said he was aware that the county is cosmopolitan, promising to distribute the chances in a proportional manner that will benefit all the people living in the county.
“We are aware of the ethnicity disparity that has aroused complaints in the past, we have put measures in place that will ensure fairness,” he said.
In the last teachers’ recruitment exercise held in the month of December 2020, some local youth disrupted activity at Maasai Girls` High school and chased away non-locals claiming they had come to take their jobs.
The local leaders too, had insisted that the locals be given priority in the recruitment wondering why people from outside counties were being fronted in the recruitment.
Last month, TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia announced that the commission will hire 5, 000 teachers as the treasury had allocated Sh5 billion for the recruitment of teachers.
The programme targets unemployed registered teachers who are Kenyan citizens, who do not have a previous employment with TSC on permanent terms among other requirements.
The recruitment exercise is expected to ease the burden of teachers’ shortage in the county that stands at about 702 primary teachers and 168 secondary teachers.
By Ann Salaton