The Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) called on the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to prioritise unemployed teachers in the recruitment of 30,000 tutors.
He was addressing the media on Thursday, December 16, when he urged TSC to be fair in recruitment.
"TSC must be called to order to be as fair as possible. We have teachers who cleared colleges in 2010 and 2011 and even 2009 but are not employed.
"Yet we have those that cleared in 2015, and 2016 and are employed. This is where the rubber meets the road," stated KUPPET chairperson Omboko Milemba.
He further warned against the interference of politicians and other state agencies in the mass hiring of the teachers set to be placed in Junior Secondary Schools.
"I want to ask that the commission must be very fair, no politician should interfere in the recruitment," Milemba added.
He added that some of the teachers came from poor backgrounds and therefore needed the jobs advertised by the Commission.
"The Commission must follow the regulations very clearly. The teachers who left college earlier must be given the first priority. This is the only way we will become fair," he demanded.
On Wednesday, December 14, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) also warned politicians to keep off the exercise.
"The recruitment of teachers is within the mandate of the commission. Anyone trying to get involved in the recruitment should be condemned in the highest terms possible," KNUT secretary general Collins Oyuu stated.
TSC earlier announced the recruitment of over 30,000 teachers for Junior Secondary Schools in the academic year 2023.
"TSC invites applications from qualified candidates to fill the vacancies to support the implementation of Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC)," read part of the notice dated Friday, December 9.