TSC Updated Guidelines, Requirements and Qualifications for Teacher Recruitment
TSC Updated Guidelines, Requirements and Qualifications for Teacher Recruitment. The requirements for hiring new teachers have been modified by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC). These guidelines are applicable whenever a position needs to be filled through a competitive interview process after an advertisement.
The general public and anyone involved in the recruitment process (including those looking for TSC teaching posts) should carefully review these guidelines.
According to Section 23 (1) of the instructors Service Commission Act, Cap. 212, all applicants must be trained teachers. A printout of their verified status must be submitted as registration proof by those without registration certificates.
However, candidates who don’t fulfill the registration requirements won’t be taken into consideration for employment. Applicants should indicate the address of the county director to whom they have submitted their applications when requesting confirmation of results from the Kenya National Examinations Council, or KNEC.
Candidates who match the requirements and work for other government agencies are eligible to apply. The TSC Sub-County Director’s office must receive a copy of all applications submitted to the Secretary of the Board of Management of the relevant institution.
Applications must be received and acknowledged in writing by institution heads. Heads of institutions must promptly inform those who did not fulfill the criteria for shortlisting (and provide an explanation) after the shortlisting process is complete.
For ease of reference, the TSC Sub-County Director shall create a list of all applicants in each institution and provide it during the interview. At county, sub-county, zonal, and institutional offices, notice boards should be placed with the date, time, and location of the interview.
All applicants who have been shortlisted should be contacted by institution heads through SMS (short messaging service) at least seven days prior to the interview date. To guarantee that all applicants are informed of the date, venue, and time of the interview, this guideline must be strictly adhered to.
All applicants should be handled equally, regardless of gender, handicap, race, or home county. The following considerations, in descending order of importance, will be taken into account in the case of a tie:
- Disability-related applicants
- The applicant is between 44 and 45 years old, has three years of prior teaching experience, and has never before worked for the Commission.
- First and foremost, the quality of the certificates should be taken into account, i.e., a better overall KCSE grade.
- Priority will be given to applicants who have never worked for the Commission before. If the applicants tie on the aggregate grade, the subject grades should be used. The Commission will next receive a list of the applicants who were interviewed and listed in order of how well they performed throughout the selection process for each opening (Appendix iii).
The following qualifications must be met in order to be employed by the Commission:
A Kenyan citizen is required.
must be under 45 years of age
must comply with the requirements of Section 23 of the Teachers Service Commission Act 2012 regarding teacher registration.
The actual bank pay-in slip for teacher registration, together with a copy of the online printout of the TSC Number, must be attached by those who have registered but do not yet have Certificates of Registration.
original academic and professional certificates, including but not limited to;
- CPE/KCPE Certificate
- KCE/KCSE Certificate
- PTE Certificate
- Diploma Certificate
- Degree Certificate
- School Leaving Certificate
Teacher Recruitment is often done every year so as to curb teacher shortage in schools. Since many leave the service through retirement, some resigning and others throu natural attrition such as Death.