TSC is priming itself to employ 5,000 teachers in secondary schools next month. This is after the commission was allocated Ksh. 2.5 billion by Treasury for teachers enrollment.

The commission is keen only in employing secondary School tutors, leaving behind a big batch of unemployed Certificate primary teachers. This is part of the government scheme to employ 15,00 secondary School teachers, some 5,000 annually, in the next three years.

TCS will then deploy 5,000 teachers to secondary schools as the institutions are expected to face a bigger shortage. Some 3,500 interns will also be posted to secondary on a two years contract.

To qualify for the coming employment opportunity, the candidates must meet the TSC requirements for Employment provided below.

TSC Employment Requirements

a. Must be a Kenyan citizen

b. Must be 45 years of age and below
Must be registered as a teacher as stipulated in Section 23 of the Teachers Service Commission Act 2012.

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c. Those registered but do not possess Certificates of Registration must attach a copy of online printout of TSC Number and original bank pay-in slip for teacher registration.

Academic Requirements

Original Professional and Academic Certificates which may include;

CPE/KCPE Certificate
KCE/KCSE Certificate
PTE Certificate
Diploma Certificate
Degree Certificate
School Leaving Certificate.

Applicants must have:

a minimum mean-grade of C+ (plus) at KCSE and C+ (plus) in each of the two teaching subjects or, a minimum of two (2) principles and one (1) subsidiary pass at ‘A’ Level.

In addition, they must have:
1.A Bachelor of Education Degree with two (2) teaching subjects.

2. A Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) with two teaching subjects.

TSC Employment Requirements

Bachelor of Science with Education and Bachelor of Arts with Education with two teaching subjects.

Diploma Teachers

Applicants must have:

a mean grade of C+ (plus) at KCSE or its equivalent and with at least C+ (or Credit Pass) in the two teaching subjects or a minimum of one (1) principle and two (2) subsidiaries at ‘A’ level.

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In addition, they must have:

A Diploma in Education from a recognized Teacher Training Institution.
Diploma Teachers who graduated in 2008 or before with a mean grade of C (plain) and C (plain) in the two teaching subjects qualify for consideration.

TSC Employment Requirements

Certificate Teachers

Minimum grade C Plain in KCSE and above.
PTE Certificate from KNEC.

Mean grade of C-(minus) for visually and hearing impaired persons.
Special Needs Education: KSL and Braille is considered as a second teaching subject e.g. Biology/KSL, Geography/Braille

Recruitment and Selection

Applicants applying for posts in Primary schools must be holders of a P1 certificate.
Interested candidates should apply to the TSC County Director, in the County where a vacancy has been advertised and submit all relevant academic and professional documents.

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New Requirements


Teachers who have been serving under internship contract will be required to provide intern certificate for them to scope 10 marks for internship.

Primary teachers are usually employed through competitive selection interview. During the selection day one should carry the following original documents to sub-county selection panel;
1 National Identity card.

2 CPE/KCPE certificate (including first attempt certificate if one repeated exam).

3 PTE certificate.

4 School/college leaving certificates.

Applicants applying for posts in Secondary Schools must be holders of a minimum of Diploma in Education Certificate.
Interested candidates should apply to the Secretary, Board of Management of the school where a vacancy has been advertised and submit a copy of the application to the TSC County Director.
Please note that The Teachers Service Commission only deals with TSC County Directors and Boards of Management in this exercise. Direct application to the Commission will NOT be considered.

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