Macharia blames teachers. The teachers service commission (TSC) CEO Dr Nancy Macharia has blamed teachers because of delayed transfers and stagnation in one job group for so long.
While appearing before before the national assembly education committee on July 11,2023, the TSC CEO said that the commission has for so long been advertising vacant positions in many levels but educators are not willing to turn up and apply because of unknown reasons.
She also added that many teachers are not willing to take these chances. Despite these positions being advertised for long, the commission never gets enough applicants.
In addition, Dr Macharia addressed the 14,738 positions that were advertised this year. She said that only 11,231 positions were grabbed. This therefore left 3,507 posts vacant. The posts were termed vacant because the few applicants who qualified for the jobs were not enough to fill all posts. This comes even after many vacancies caused by natural attraction.
However, the teachers service commission never tired. In June this year, the commission re-advertised the 3,507 posts that are still vacant. It is evident that the application process has not ended yet.
Despite the efforts of teachers in making applications, numerous challenges were encountered in the teachers service commission portal. This is because no explanations were given by the commission on how to go about this. This is according to Julius Melly who is the assembly committee chairman.
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In a post, Melly had this to say:
“We have cases where teachers have logged onto your website to apply for the transfer but have not been coming back. Some are not willing to come back but are being harassed by locals to leave their schools. What are you doing to solve these challenges?”
By June this year, 46,962 educators has applied for transfers. However, 20,055 teachers have been sent back to their home counties so far. This is according to Dr Macharia.
According to her, the posts are vacant because of lack of suitable replacements among other reasons.
Macharia blames teachers.