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TSC Teachers Recruitment Guidelines For Primary Schools – 2022

TSC Teachers Recruitment Guidelines For Primary Schools – 2022.

i) Following the advertisement for recruitment of teachers for Primary schools on permanent and pensionable terms, Regional Director Nairobi, County Directors and Sub-County Directors are required to conduct a selection exercise for applicants wishing to be employed and submit Merit Lists to the TSC Headquarters.

The lists should be ratified by the Regional Selection Panel for Nairobi and County Selection Panel for other counties.

ii) Applicants will be required to submit their applications to the Secretary Teachers Service Commission through online platform www.teachersonline.go.ke for the county where a vacancy has been declared.

iii) The selection panel will be expected to exercise the highest degree of transparency and accountability, as stipulated in the Public Officer Ethics Act and TSC Code of Conduct and Ethics (CoCE, 2015).

iv) The TSC Regional Directors are required to induct TSC County Directors within their areas of jurisdiction, who in turn are expected to induct members of the Selection Panels involved in the recruitment process on the relevant Sections of the Act and the Code of Regulations for Teachers (CORT, 2015) before the commencement of the selection exercise.

v) The TSC County Director MUST ensure that the recruitment process is done in strict adherence to the laid down protocols by the Ministry of Health on containment of COVID – 19 pandemic.

vi) TSC County Director MUST ensure that venues for selection process are accessible to applicants with disability

vii) All applicants MUST be registered teachers as per Section 23(1) of the Teachers Service Commission Act, 2012.

Applicants who are not duly registered shall not be considered for recruitment.

viii) Applicants whose names differ in the academic and professional certificates and/or identification cards MUST present an affidavit sworn under the Oaths and Statutory Declarations Act, Cap 15 of the Laws of Kenya to explain the variance in names.

ix) Applicants who re-sat either KCPE or KCSE examinations (or their equivalents) MUST present certified copies of the certificate(s) of the national examination(s) for all attempts. Copies of Certificates must be certified by the Sub-County Directors.

In the event the exam was cancelled applicants must present a letter from the Head of Institution together with a certified copy of KNEC print out from the school confirming the cancellation.

x) Upon generation of Applicants’ List from the system, the TSC County Director shall convene the County Selection Panel which shall shortlist a maximum five (5) applicants per advertised post, by Sub County, after considering all factors.

xi) The list of shortlisted applicants, interview date, venue and time of the interview will be published on the Teachers Service Commission website.

xii) The Sub-County Director shall compile a Merit List of a maximum of five (5) applicants per advertised post after the verification of documents exercise.

xiii) During the selection, each applicant shall be assigned a serial number. Applicants must present original and legible photocopies of the following, among other relevant documents: –

a) National identification card;
b) Certificate of Registration as a teacher;
c) Authentic evidence of service as a teacher intern (where applicable);
d) PTE /DPTE Certificate;
e) KCSE certificates or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams);
f) KCPE certificate or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams);
g) Letter of Certification of results by KNEC (where applicable);


h) Primary and Secondary School leaving certificates and other relevant testimonials;
i) National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) Card (where applicable);
j) An Affidavit sworn under the Oaths and Statutory Declarations Act, Cap 15 of the Laws of Kenya to explain the variance in names.

xiv) All applicants, irrespective of gender, disability, ethnicity or Home County shall be given equal opportunities;

xv) TSC County Directors shall ensure that a 5% of all the advertised slots are reserved for the recruitment of teachers with disabilities in accordance to the provisions of the Constitution and the Law;

xvi) The Commission shall allocate additional slots for ASAL and Hard to Staff areas based on the recorded teacher shortage.

xvii) In the event of a tie in the ranking, consideration for selection shall be determined in the following order:

a) Applicants’ disability status;
b) Participation in the TSC Teacher Internship Programme;
c) Length of stay since graduation;
d) Strength of academic and professional certificates presented.

N/B: If applicants tie at PTE/DPTE points, aggregate KCSE grades or its equivalent shall be considered.

xviii) The details of the shortlisted candidates shall be posted in the TSC Website at least Seven (7) days before the date of the selection exercise

xix) The selection panel shall vet each applicant to establish if he/she meets the requirements of the TSC advertisement during the selection exercise.

xx) Preference shall be given to applicants who have never been employed by the Commission.

xxi) The merit list shall be used in the subsequent recruitment processes in the County within the Financial Year or as directed by the Commission from time to time.

TSC Teachers Recruitment Guidelines For Primary Schools – 2022 (download pdf)


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