Teachers service commission will deploy 1,000 primary P1 primary teachers to secondary schools along with the July teachers recruitment. This is aimed at reducing the teachers shortage experienced in secondary schools.

The teachers have been agitating for better salaries for a long time.This has always seen majority of them take huge loans from the banks and the Saccos to fund their studies at the universities.

The primary school teachers who are the least paid have always shown this determination to get higher academic qualifications.This is always aimed at making them get better pay.

Luckily, TSC has scaled up its efforts to reward these teachers with higher academic qualifications. Today the teachers are promoted based on their papers.The Commission stresses on those with degrees.

For one to qualify he/she must meet the following requirements.

Requirements for P1 Primary Deployment for deployment to secondary

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Applying for promotion one must be holder of a Diploma or degree from any of the recognize higher learning institution and be an active teacher in a primary school. Interested candidates should apply to the TSC County Director and submit all relevant academic and professional documents. Successful candidates are deployed to serve in any part of the country.

Other Requirements include;

1. You must be a Kenyan citizen

2. You must be 45 years of age and below

3. You must be registered as a teacher as per Section 23 of the Teachers Service Commission Act 2012. Those without registration certificates must attach a printout of the online application /copy of payment receipt of the application for registration

4. You must have original Professional and Academic Certificates

Primary teachers are usually employed through selection. During the selection day one should carry the following original documents to sub-county selection panel;

  • National Identity card.
  • CPE/KCPE certificate (including first attempt certificate if one repeated exam).
  • PTE certificate.
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School/college leaving certificates.
Candidates without academic and professional certificates must show evidence of having applied for confirmation from KNEC and it is the owners of the concerned teacher to follow up with KNEC within 14 days.

Required Documents and Selection panel

Sub county selection panel shall include the following;

  • Sub-County Director – Chairperson
  • TSC Sub-County Human Resource Officer – Secretary
  • All zonal Curriculum Support Officer – Members
  • TSC Requirement for Secondary school teacher
  • A secondary school teacher can either be a graduate or a diploma holder

Graduate Teachers

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

Bachelor of education degree with 2 teaching subjects
Bachelor of Science with education or Arts Degree with education with two teaching subjects

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Diploma Teachers
Diploma in Education from a recognized Teacher Training Institution
A minimum grade of C+ at KCSE and with at least C+ OR credit pass in the two teaching subjects or a minimum of 1 principle and 2 subsidiaries at A-level.
Diploma teachers who graduated in 2008 or before with mean grade C plain and subject grades of C plain qualify for consideration.

TSC Requirements for Technical Teachers
Applicants must have a minimum mean grade of C+ at KCSE or a minimum of 1 principle and 2 subsidiaries at A-level.
Bachelor of Education Technology degree ( Bed Tech) OR

Bachelor of Science in any relevant technical subject/course
Higher Diploma in a technical course
A Diploma in a technical course
One should have a Diploma from Kenya Technical Teachers College or Post Graduate Diploma in education ( PDGE) from a recognized university.


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