After revealing a controversial scoresheet for 2021 permanent employment, Teachers Service Commission has yet again come with 2021 internship employment scoresheet. In the new scoresheet, TSC opt to revert to its traditional way of awarding marks to the candidates.

In the intern scoresheet, applicants in Second class upper will now score 5 marks more than the one in lower class, unlike in the permanent employment scoresheet where both would have scored the same marks.

However, Diploma and Degree candidates from same year of graduation and same academic qualifications will continue scoring same marks going into Internship employment.

The coming exercise will see about 6,000 teachers employed as intern for both primary and secondary schools. The qualified candidates will be required to apply for the vacancies online and wait for shortlisting. After the shortlisting exercise, the commission will then invite candidates for interviews.

Teachers Service Commission and Boards of Management are required to conduct the selection exercise for the advertised vacancies in their institutions.

The Selection Panel will be expected to exercise the highest degree of transparency and accountability, as stipulated in the Public Officers Ethics Act, and TSC Code of Conduct and Ethics 2015. The Head of Institution is required to induct the panel members on the relevant sections of the Act and CORT 2015 before the commencement of the selection exercise.

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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.

All applicants must be registered teachers as per Section 23 (1) of the Teachers Service Commission Act, 2012. Applicants who are not registered do not qualify to be recruited.

Applicants who apply for confirmation of results from KNEC should give the address of the County Director where they have submitted their applications.

Applicants whose names differ in the certificates and/or identity cards are required to present sworn affidavit on the difference in names.

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) in question for all attempts.

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Here is the score sheet that will be used by TSC during 2021 Internship employment for Secondary school teachers

Degree (BED)
First class 35
Second Class Upper 30
Second Class Lower 25
Pass 20
Degree + PGDE or BSC+PGDE
First class 35
Second Class Upper 30
Second Class Lower 25
Pass 20
Diploma + Dip Tech Education
Distinction 35
Credit 30
Pass 20
Diploma in Education
Distinction 30
Credit 25
Pass 20
Maximum Score 35

Awarding of marks for Length of stay since qualifying as a teacher (since graduation)

Its also important to note that length of stay after graduation is weighty and it is the mother of all when it comes to scoring marks;

2015 and before 50
2016 45
2017 40
2018 35
2019 30
2020 and after 25

Awarding of marks for Length of stay since qualifying as a teacher for those previously employed by TSC

2020 and after 50
2019-2019 45
2017-2018 40
2017 30
2016 and before 25
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NB:For purposes of scoring part B, year of completion of professional training
(BED or PGDE) whose certificate is used to score part A of this score sheet
determines the length of stay but not year of enhancement.

Advantage of Communication ability and Co-curricular certificate of participation

One who has a co-curricular certificate of participation will also stand higher chances of scoring more marks. This part is very crucial when it comes to breaking of ties.

Communication Ability 2
Participation in Co-curricular activities 1
Students’ academic performance(Exam Record) 1
Special Talent(s) 1

So as to be on a save side, its important to provide evidence by producing a document to score above marks.NB:No candidate should score zero in this section

It is important to note that good command in communication and convincing confidence level will put you in a good position to secure a job with TSC.

Finally, Ensure that your content mastery in your teaching subjects is commendable.


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