Teachers Service Commission is set to employ over 10,000 teachers later this year. The commission is then expected to announce vacancies in both primary and secondary schools. This is normally following by candidates submitting applications to the various schools before interviews conducted.

The cost of doing this applications is sometimes involving. This ranges from photocopying the many documents and transport cost of distributing them and even attending the interview as well. According to TSS statistics, there are over 300,000 jobless trained and registered teachers in the country.

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According to TSC previous employment case study, presumably this are the groups that stand at high chance in upcoming recruitment using the claimed 2020 TSC score sheet provided below.

2008 and before60
2018 and above10
2020 TSC Jobs score sheet

Here is the subject combination and the year of graduation likely to be hired in the coming mass recruitment

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Mathematics/Chemistry 2017

Mathematics/Biology 2017

Mathematics/Business Studies 2016

Mathematics/Physics 2017

Mathematics/Geography 2016

Mathematics/Computer 2019

English/Literature 2015

Kiswahili/CRE 2015

Kiswahili/History 2015

Kiswahili/Geography 2015

French/Any 2018

Chemistry/Biology 2018

Physics/Chemistry 2019

Biology/Agriculture 2018

Geography/CRE 2015

History/CRE 2014

Geography/History 2016

Geography/Business studies 2018

However, geographical factors can play a role to alter this information. In most Kenyan cities and big town there are many unemployed trained teachers as compared to up countries. Occasionally, here applications surface with even 3 year of stay after qualification more as compared to other normal areas. This is usually witnessed in Nairobi, Mombasa and even Kisumu.

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Apart from the above score sheet, new recruitment guidelines released by TSC, qualified teachers who have masters and those with first class honors will stand high chances of securing TSC jobs.

Furthermore, tutors teaching subjects combinations like Physics/Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture and Chemistry/Biology are easily absorbed by TSC since they are few.

The TSC employment exercises are conducted with the highest degree of transparency and accountability as provided by the Public Officers Ethics and TSc code of Conduct and Ethics 2015. The successful applicants are selected based on merits and according to the length of stay since qualification.


  1. Good, must the TSC consider those qualified and have stayed out for long? Or are they going to employ asper the credentials presented to them?


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