The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced strict rules for the recruitment of new staff to primary schools in the 2022/2023 financial year.
In a 23-page document, TSC secretary Nancy Macharia said the selection panel should demonstrate maximum transparency and accountability in the hiring of teachers.
In the event of a tie, selection will be made based on the applicant’s disability status, length of time since graduation, and the strength of the academic and professional credentials provided.
Preference will be given to candidates who have never worked in TSC.
According to the circular, currently trainee teachers do not need to apply as TSC will immediately recruit them and send them to Junior Secondary Schools (JSS).
“It will give equal opportunities to all applicants regardless of gender, disability, nationality or district of origin. People with disabilities are required to show their disability status by showing their disability status to notify their accommodation,” he said.
The selection panel for JSS will consist of three members; TSC District Director, TSC District Human Resource Officer and Curriculum Support Officer or as a specialist.
For institutions with BoM, the selection panel will consist of BoM Chairman, Head of Institution as Secretary and subject matter expert, President of Parents Association (PA), District TSC Director or their representative.
For schools without BoMs, this team will consist of TSC District Director or representative as Head, Department Head, Subject Specialist, PA Chairman and PA members.
According to the recruitment criteria, the selection panel will list all the registered candidates received from the TSC District Manager and only those who meet the criteria will be interviewed.
Candidates will appear in person before the selection panel and will be assessed based on the given score guide.