Teachers Service Commission TSC Mass Recruitment 2020

By | March 25, 2020

Teachers Service Commission TSC Mass Recruitment 2020

Teachers Service Commission TSC Mass Recruitment 2020 – Apply Now:

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Every year the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, carries out three types on new teacher recruitment exercises. If you are a graduate teacher who is seeking employment, then it is prudent that you be on the look out so as not to miss out on the advertised positions. The Commission advertises and places these posts on the TSC website, social media platforms and print media.


Here are the three main types of recruitment exercises you need to know about:


This type of recruitment usually occurs in the months of July/ August; every year. The Commission advertises over 5,000 posts for new teachers on permanent and pensionable terms. The advert for secondary schools includes the schools where the vacancies occur.


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The Commission carries out continuous replacement for teachers who have exited service due to natural attrition and other causes. This exercise is carried out periodically at intervals of about two months. Teachers recruited through this mode are employed on permanent and pensionable terms. Teachers Service Commission TSC Mass Recruitment


This type of recruitment involves the enlisting of services of new teachers on contractual terms. The recruited teachers serve for a period of one year.


If applying for a TSC advertised vacancy, then note that all applicants must be registered teachers as per Section 23(1) of the Teachers Service Commission Act Cap 212. Those without Registration Certificates must attach a printout showing verified status as evidence of application for registration. However, applicants who fail to meet registration requirements will not qualify to be recruited.

Applicants who apply for confirmation of results from KNEC should give the address of the County Director where they have submitted their applications.

Applicants working in other Government Departments and who meet the requirements are eligible to apply.

Applicants will be required to submit their applications to the Secretary Board of Management of the respective institution with a copy to the office of the respective TSC Sub-county director.

Upon receipt of applications Heads of Institutions MUST acknowledge in writing (Appendix VII). On completion of the shortlisting process, Heads of Institutions should promptly advise those who do not meet the shortlisting criteria (specifying the reasons).
The TSC Sub-County Director shall compile a list of all applicants in every Institution for ease of reference and present it during the interview.

Heads of Institutions should communicate to all shortlisted applicants through SMS (short message service) at least seven (7) days before the actual date of interview. This provision MUST be strictly observed to ensure that all applicants are notified of the date of the interview, venue and time.

All applicants, irrespective of gender, disability, ethnicity or Home County should be given equal opportunity. However, in case of a tie, consideration will be given on the following aspects in their order of priority:
a). Applicant (s) with disability(ies);
b). Age of the applicant (44-45 years) with previous teaching experience of three years and had not worked with the Commission previously
c). Quality of certificates presented i.e. higher aggregate KCSE grade should first be considered. If the applicants tie at the aggregate grade, the subject grades should be used;
d) Preference will be given to the applicants who have not been previously employed by the Commission.

The names of interviewed applicants ranked in order of performance during the selection process for each vacancy (Appendix iii) will then be submitted to the Commission. Teachers Service Commission TSC Mass Recruitment

Applicants who were previously employed by the Commission MUST declare their past employment history and reason(s) for termination of service (with evidence) in their application. Applicants who were previously employed by the Commission and FAIL to declare shall be disqualified.

Applicants who were previously offered employment by the Commission and failed to take up the appointment without notifying the Commission are NOT eligible for employment.

TSC County Directors MUST ensure that Heads of Institutions confirm online registration status of the applicants to avoid engaging unregistered/deregistered teachers in the selection process.


After making your application and shortlisting is done, the Commission invites successful applicants to interviews.

Applicants must present original and legible photocopies of the following documents: –

  1. National identification cards;
  2. National Council of Persons with Disability (NCPWD) Card (where applicable);
  3. KCPE Certificates;
  4. KCSE Certificates (include first attempt certificate if repeated exams);
  5.  Diploma/Degree Certificates and official transcripts;
  6. Primary and Secondary Schools leaving certificates

NB: Provisional transcript shall not be accepted.
Where names on the submitted documents differ, the applicant will be required to submit a sworn affidavit.

The selection panel shall vet each applicant to verify that: –

  • He/she meets the requirements of the TSC advertisement;
  • All the submitted original academic and professional certificates, as well as official transcripts are authentic. The Secretary, Board of Management should certify photocopies of the original certificates and authenticate the information provided, to the TSC County Director. Photocopies used during application must be the true copy of the original certificate presented during the interview;
  • The proof of application for confirmation of results from KNEC has been availed where the certificates are missing.

NB: The onus is on the concerned applicant to follow up with KNEC for the confirmation of results within fourteen (14) days after the interview date.

Where results have been confirmed, the original statement of confirmation of results MUST be submitted together with Application for Employment Form.
Once the interview process is completed, the results must be communicated to all applicants the same day and the successful applicant(s) from the merit list be issued with the TSC Application for Employment Form (s).

It is the responsibility of the TSC County Director/Representative to ensure that the:-
Exercise is fair and transparent;

Successful applicant(s) on the merit list fill the Application for Employment Form (s).

The Secretary of the Board of Management should ensure the Application for Employment for Form (s) is correctly filled by the applicant(s) without erasing or defacing.


The Secretary, Board of Management shall present a compiled list of all applicants to the selection panel.

The selection panel shall harmonize the list of applicants with that of the TSC Sub County Director and conduct interviews for those who meet the criteria. The County Director should note any inconsistency (ies), make decision(s) based on the guidelines and advise the applicants /panel and the Commission accordingly.

Applicants shall present themselves in person to the selection panel. The panel shall score each applicant based on the selection score guide (Appendices 1 (a) or 1 (b).

NB. An applicant whose special need is related to hearing and/or speech shall be allowed to be accompanied by a sign language interpreter.



Any applicant who is dissatisfied with the process should submit to the TSC County Director a written complaint immediately and send a copy to the TSC Headquarters not later than seven (7) days after the selection process and send a copy to the TSC Headquarters;

The TSC County Director should within seven (7) days analyze and address all complaints raised after the selection process has been completed and thereafter inform the Headquarters on the action taken;

Where the complaint is levelled against the TSC County Director, the TSC Headquarters shall investigate the allegations and take appropriate action.


Under no circumstances should the Application for Employment Form(S) be defaced or photocopied for use.

Clarification and advice on issues of qualifications arising from these guidelines, should be sought from the TSC County Directors.

Notwithstanding the decentralization of the function of teachers recruitment pursuant to Section 20 of the TSC Act, the Commission is not precluded in carrying out recruitment directly from the TSC Headquarters.

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