Non-residential Teachers in Busia county, Bunyala area were on Thursday, October 15 chased away from recruitment halls by residents. The non-residential teachers had applied for teaching posts in the counties.
The residents were armed to the teeth as they scatter various applicants demanding for locals only to remain.
One of the teachers condemned the act and termed it as unlawful. Since Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has invited them to attend the recruitment exercise, their presence becomes lawful
“Is this what we call national unity if they (residents) can chase us away from such an exercise?” one of the teachers told the Standard in an interview.
In a statement on Wednesday, October 14, TSC Head of Corporate Affairs Beatrice Wababu stated that the nationwide exercise was still ongoing despite the isolated incidences.
“Recruitment of teachers has not stopped in Busia or any other county. Working with other arms of government, TSC county officers assure applicants of their safety during the process
Reports of applicants being chased from their designated recruitment centres have been reported in various sub-counties.
Teachers have raised concerns on the recruitment process by the TSC, labelling the exercise as unlawful and unfair.
Teachers who graduated in 2019 had complaints pertaining to the matter as they were only allocated 15% points, with those who graduated in 2020 getting 10 marks in the grading.