TSC Releases New Guidelines For Recruitment Of P1 Teachers

The Government is set to employ over 30,000 teachers starting January 2023 to mitigate the nationwide teacher-student ratio gap. Following…

 TSC Releases New Guidelines For Recruitment Of P1 Teachers

The Government is set to employ over 30,000 teachers starting January 2023 to mitigate the nationwide teacher-student ratio gap.

Following the advertisement for recruitment of teachers for Primary schools on permanent and pensionable terms, the Regional Director of Nairobi, County Directors, and Sub-County Directors are required to conduct a selection exercise for applicants wishing to be employed and submit Merit Lists to the TSC Headquarters.

The lists should be ratified by the Regional Selection Panel for Nairobi and County Selection Panel for other counties.

Applicants will be required to submit their applications to the Secretary Teachers Service Commission, TSC, through the online platform www.teachersonline.go.ke for the county where a vacancy has been declared.

The selection panel will be expected to exercise the highest degree of transparency and accountability, as stipulated in the Public Officer Ethics Act and TSC Code of Conduct and Ethics (CoCE, 2015).

The TSC Regional Directors are required to induct TSC County Directors within their areas of jurisdiction, who in turn are expected to induct members of the Selection Panels involved in the recruitment process on the relevant Sections of the Act and the Code of Regulations for Teachers (CORT, 2015) before the commencement of the selection exercise.

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 the COVID-19 pandemic.

TSC County Director MUST ensure that venues for the selection process are accessible to applicants with a disability.

All applicants must be registered teachers as per Section 23(1) of the Teachers Service Commission Act, 2012. Applicants who are not duly registered shall not be considered for recruitment.

The TSC Sub-County Director must ensure that the Ministry of Health COVID-19 containment measures or any other pandemic as may be advised by the Ministry of Health are adhered to by both panel members and the applicants at all times.

Letter of Certification of results is required by KNEC (where applicable) and the National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) Card (where applicable).

An Affidavit is sworn under the Oaths and Statutory Declarations Act, Cap 15 of the Laws of Kenya to explain the variance in names. All applicants, irrespective of gender, disability, ethnicity, or Home County shall be given equal opportunities.

The TSC Sub-County Director MUST ensure that the Ministry of Health COVID-19 containment measures or any other pandemic as may be advised by the Ministry of Health are adhered to by both panel members and the applicants at all times

Verification Exercise

  1. The TSC Sub County Director shall verify the TSC registration status of all applicants
  2. The TSC Sub County Director shall present a list of all applicants to the Selection Panel
  3. Applicants must appear in person before the Selection Panel on the set date

Authentication Of Academic And Professional Documents

  1. Original academic and professional certificates shall be scrutinized to verify their authenticity
  2. The TSC Sub County Director shall certify photocopies of the certificates and other documents before forwarding them to the TSC County Director
  3. Any applicant(s) who present forged/fake academic, professional, and other documents commit(s) an offense and shall be disqualified and/or deregister

Upon verification of academic, professional, and other relevant documents, the Sub-County selection panel shall compile a Sub-County Merit List.

The TSC Sub-County Directors shall submit Sub-County Merit Lists to the TSC County Directors who shall convene a County Selection Panel to compile a County Merit List. The County Merit List shall be used in the subsequent recruitment processes within the financial year or as directed by the Commission from time to time.

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