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TSC assures of free and fair recruitment of tutors

18 August 2014, 14:53 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - Teachers Service Commission (TSC) boss in Vihiga county, Francis Ngware has assured teachers that the ongoing recruitment process in the region will be free and fair.

Ngware said that candidates will have their merits pasted on the notice boards in their respective sub-counties to ward off cases of favouritism and general corruption.

“This time round, we will put all the merit lists on the notice boards and the tutors who will not have been selected will have to see how they performed against those who would have been selected. Those who will feel aggrieved will be given an opportunity to come to our offices and check the files of those who had been taken against theirs,” said Ngware.

Speaking to journalists at the TSC offices in the county during the short listing of primary teachers who applied for recruitment, Ngware said the commission in the region will strictly employ teachers who have met all the qualifications stipulated in the marking scheme. 

He noted that members of the public who will have any information on any suspected foul play during the recruitment exercise will have a right to petition the selected candidates upon the release of the results  next Monday.

“Applicants should not be worried because we want to enhance efficiency and transparency. My officers are vigilant and I will also be on the ground to monitor the exercise,” he said.   

Vihiga County has been given 160 chances for recruitment of P1 teachers with a further 86 slots in the secondary schools, although the teacher shortage remains high.

Hamisi and Emuhaya sub-counties have been given a larger share of 45 chances in Primary schools due to their vast coverage, with Vihiga and Sabatia getting 35 each. 

On secondary school tutor allocation, Hamisi sub-county has its 20 schools getting 26 positions, with Sabatia following with 24 slots in 19 schools and Emuhaya and Vihiga getting 19 and 17 slots in 17 and 15 schools respectively.

Interviews for the secondary schools will commence Monday at Ebusakami Secondary School in Emuhaya.

“After Emuhaya, we will go to Hamisi the following day where interviews will be conducted at Goibei Girls High School, and then the following day in Vihiga at St Clares Girls Maragoli and finally on Friday in Sabatia at Moi Girls Vokoli,” Ngware added.

Ngware noted that the centralising recruitment in secondary schools will help them to closely monitor how the various Boards of Management meet the threshold set by TSC.

He further said they will give priority to applicants with disabilities on affirmative action so long as they meet stipulated recruitment criteria.

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