Drama As Maasai TSC Intern Applicants Chase Non-Locals From Maasai girls
Drama ensued at Maasai girls secondary school on 29th December 2020 when a group of applicants who had been invited for the interviews chased another camp of applicants, calling them foreigners.
Teacher interns from the maasai community mercilessly chased their counterparts from other regions, in a bid to block them from from attending the interview at Maasai girls secondary school.
Those chased were potential teacher interns from Kipsigis, Bomet, Kericho, among other counties. According to the Maasai applicants, they have never left maasai land to attend interviews in other counties, and therefore, intruders from other counties should not attend interviews at their schools.
“These foreigners should leave us alone! Maasai land cannot be a hub for foreign teachers, yet our people do not attend interviews in their regions,” shouted a teacher in the middle of a rowdy crowd.
All that the intern applicants wanted was for applicants from other regions to go back and attend interviews at their respective regions.
Police officers had to use tear gas to scatter the charged crowds, bringing the whole process to a temporary halt.
TSC interviews do not discriminate since TSC calls herself an equal opportunity employer. Any teacher, so long as he or she is qualified, is allowed to apply for a TSC job in any part of Kenya. Furthermore, TSC implements a delocalization policy, which sees most teachers, especially heads, being delocalized to foreign schools, away from their homes.