TSC Starts Verification of JSS Interns’ Documents
TSC Starts Verification of JSS Interns’ Documents. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has began the process of document verification for primary and junior secondary school intern teachers across the country.
This is mainly done in the Sub-county offices of various counties throughout the country.
According to communications received by educationhighlights.co.ke, all TSC sub-county directors across the country have invited qualified intern applicants to examine their documents on Monday, July 31.
Applicants who receive an SMS from the sub-county director should provide the following documents to be checked by the recruiting panel.
- National identification card;
- Certificate of Registration as a teacher;
- Diploma/Degree certificate and official transcripts;
- KCSE certificates or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams);
- KCPE certificate or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams);
- Primary and Secondary School leaving certificates and other relevant testimonials;
- National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) Card (where applicable);
- An Affidavit sworn under the Oaths and Statutory Declarations Act, Cap 15 of the Laws of Kenya to explain the variance in names;
- Letter of certification of results by KNEC (where applicable).
Sub-County Directors must confirm the online registration status of applicants as per TSC recruitment guidelines to ensure that only registered and qualified teachers are considered during the shortlisting stage and to avoid engaging with unregistered/deregistered teachers or ineligible candidates.
“The TSC Sub-County Director shall invite shortlisted applicants for document verification via Short Messaging Service (SMS).” The interview date, location, and time must be included in the communication.
Before performing the document verification, at least seven (7) days must have passed since the invitation date. TSC recommendations are included.
The Commission ensures that 5% of all open positions for new instructors are designated for educators with disabilities, in accordance with the stipulations of the Constitution and the Law.
Earlier this month, the TSC advertised job openings for 18,000 intern teachers at junior secondary schools (JSS) and 2,000 intern teachers in public primary schools.
According to a circular issued by the commission, the purpose of the one-year internship program is to develop and maintain the abilities of tutors who are beginning their careers as teachers.
Primary school interns may be paid Sh15,000 per month, whereas JSS interns may be paid Sh20,000 per month.