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TSC Removes Degree Requirement For its representatives

TSC Removes Degree Requirement For its representatives.

 

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced a significant change in the qualifications needed for its representative at the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

Previously, only graduate teachers were eligible to apply, but now, individuals with any university degree can apply for the position.

The new requirement was published in Mygov, a government bulletin for job vacancies and tenders. According to the revised notice, applicants no longer need to hold a bachelor’s degree in Education.

This change opens up the opportunity for a wider range of candidates to apply, beyond those specifically in the teaching profession.

Previously, the TSC had limited applications to graduate teachers only, as stated in their advertisement on February 27. This decision excluded many other degree holders from consideration.

The revision aligns with Article 230 (2) (b) (iv) of the Kenyan Constitution (2010) and Section 5(2) of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission Act (2011).

It emphasizes the need for a general degree as the minimum qualification for the position. The aim is to diversify the pool of candidates and ensure a broader range of expertise is represented at the SRC.

The TSC has also extended the application deadline from March 7 to March 25, 2024, giving potential candidates more time to apply.

Although the educational requirement has been relaxed, other eligibility criteria remain unchanged. Candidates must still have ten years of experience in finance, administration, public management, economics, and human resource management.

They must also demonstrate knowledge of labor laws and adhere to the integrity standards outlined in Chapter Six of the Constitution.

In addition, the notice specifies that state officers, such as Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of County Assemblies (MCAs), are ineligible for the position. Candidates with a history of contravening constitutional provisions or any law will also be disqualified.

Applicants are required to submit their academic qualifications, testimonials, and a concise two-page curriculum vitae, along with their contact details.

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission plays a crucial role in setting and reviewing the compensation packages of state officers. It also advises national and county governments on matters related to public officer remuneration.

How do you feel about the TSC’s decision to broaden the qualifications for the SRC representative position? Do you believe this change will lead to a more diverse representation within the Salaries and Remuneration Commission? Share your thoughts below.

 

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