Samburu leaders accuse TSC of bias in teacher’s recruitment

Written By: Hunja Macharia
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Samburu Woman Rep Maison Leshomo has accused the Teachers Service commission of employing few teachers in Samburu County in the ongoing recruitment.

Leshomo claims that out of 5000 vacancies only 16 teachers will be employed in a County which she claims remains marginalized.

“We have a big problem in TSC’s office, it is very shameful to hear that only 16 teachers will be employed to work in Samburu schools out of 5000 that would be employed countrywide, we want to know how those vacancies were distributed,” she said.

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Leshomo says the Teachers Service Commission should also give preference to teachers who have been volunteering in various schools across the County.

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The MP claims that new teachers employed in the region from other Counties aren’t committed, saying this in turn affected KCSE results last year.

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Daniel Lolchum, a CRE/Kiswahili graduate teacher who has been volunteering for the past three years said he has failed to secure employment.

He urged TSC to employ local teachers to motivate young people to pursue education up to the universities.

Former MCA, Roman who is also a parent of graduate teachers awaiting TSC employment said the current policy that is being used in teacher’s recruitment is marginalizing pastoralists.

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“You can’t sell cows to educate a child then you are told that let him tarmac for ten years before he is employed so that someone who is a nonresident of Samburu can be hired,” he said.

He wants a quarter of the slots be reserved for the locals first before nonresidents are considered.

 

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