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Tribes With Lowest Number of TSC-Employed Teachers

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Tribes With Lowest Number of TSC-Employed Teachers

New data exposes the disparities in Kenya’s education system. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) presented data to the National Assembly Committee on National Cohesion and Equal Opportunities.

The communities with the lowest number of teachers are Hawiya, with only nine teachers; Murulle, with 14; El Molo, with 15; and Gosha, Njemps, and Sakuye, with 16, 24, and 28, respectively.

The TSC has also employed 21 teachers of Arab descent, nine Kenyan Asians, three foreigners, and one Kenyan European.

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Macharia defended the TSC by explaining that certain ethnic communities, particularly those living in remote areas, have little interest in teaching jobs.

She also pointed out that the Education Committee of the National Assembly is partially responsible for the significant ethnic imbalance among teachers because it advocates for changes in the employment model.

She stated that the four communities with the most teachers employed by TSC comprise the most significant population proportion, indicating a proportional representation.

Ethnic Balance

“The commission has achieved ethnic balance at various stages of appointment in that there is no representation of more than one-third of staff coming from the same ethnic community.” 

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This comes even as it was revealed that at least 171,430 teachers out of 346,760 TSC-employed teachers come from three tribes.

She ensured that the commission’s appointments and promotions are based on merit and fair competition.

The CEO stated that the commission regularly reviews its policies to ensure the achievement of constitutional goals regarding gender parity, fair competition, and the employment of people with disabilities.

Macharia emphasized that the TSC now follows fair competition and merit as the basis for hiring and promoting employees by posting vacancies, conducting interviews, selecting the best candidates, and maintaining a diverse workforce.

However, despite the TSC’s efforts, ethnic disparities in employment remain a concern because they indicate an unequal distribution of resources and opportunities within the education sector.


Tribes With Lowest Number of TSC-Employed Teachers

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