Currently all teachers teaching in secondary schools teach only two subjects apart from English teachers who only teach only one. According to the latest Teacher Service Commission(TSC)recommendations,all teachers are expected to be teaching three Subjects.

In reference to Teacher Service Commission (TSC) document, the document outlines that the minimum entry requirements for a teacher intending to join the teaching service, that’s teacher in secondary schools will have to teach three subjects in Junior secondary and Senior secondary level.

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Information and Communication Technology(ICT) skill will be the additional compulsory additional requirement to all teachers before entering the teaching world.

Form fours leaver of 2021 who will be hoping to pursue teaching course in higher institutions will be required to have a minimum mean grade in KCSE of C+ (plus) and have a minimum of a B-(minus) in all the three teaching subjects unlike initially where the minimum requirement in teaching subject was a C+ (plus).

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The study Period which was initially four years will be reduced up to three years for all the teachers. The teachers undertaking Bachelors of science or Arts will have to study for three years and go for a Post Graduate Diploma in Education(PGDE)for a further one year to acquire skills on teachers Education.

If in any case there are students who underwent through a training for both Diploma and Degree for teaching course without having the above mentioned requirements, No one among them will be registered or get employment by the Teacher Service Commission.

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The Teacher Service Commission(TSC) has proposed that in review of these new requirements, all training institutions should only admit learners who will be wishing to undertake the teaching course in line with the teacher service commission requirements this coming September 2021.


  1. What about those who graduated this year for example and their certificates are out…Can they apply for TSC number or what are they supposed to do exactly

  2. Dear TSC,
    It would be okay if u too consider those already with 3 teaching subjects, the normal and added units in subject like music and physical education for permanent and pensionable work.


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