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TSC advertises 10,000 recruitment and promotion vacancies for teachers


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TSC advertises 10,000 recruitment and promotion vacancies for teachers

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has advertised close to 9,000 new recruitment vacancies for teachers. 4,000 vacancies are for Secondary schools new recruitment to support the Government’s 100 per cent transition policy from primary. Another 927 vacancies are to replace secondary school teachers who have left service due to natural attrition.

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Also advertised are 2,987 new vacancies for Primary schools new recruitment. Another 1,000 practicing teachers in primary schools will be promoted and deployed to secondary schools.
Summary of the advertised vacancies.
S/N Vacancy Type Number
1 Secondary schools new recruitment 4,000
2 Secondary schools replacement vacancies 927
3 Deployment vacancies 1,000
4 Primary schools new recruitment 2,987
Total 8,914
Application Deadline
According to TSC Boss, Dr. Nancy Macharia, interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications online through the Commission’s website not later than July 12, 2021.
Qualifications for the vacancies
Qualifications for the 4,000 Secondary schools new recruitment vacancies
To qualify for recruitment of the 4,000 secondary teachers, a candidate must be a Kenyan, holder of at least a diploma in education and registered with TSC.
An applicant must be a Kenyan, hold a P1 certificate or hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education with two teaching subjects.
The candidates are also expected to have attained at least a mean grade of C+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination and a similar grade in two teaching subjects or its equivalent.
Additionally, applicants must ensure that certified copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts are filed to the Commission through TSC County Directors within one month of the date of this advertisement.
Qualifications for the 1,000 Deployment vacancies
TSC is also seeking to recruit 1000 primary school teachers, with successful ones expected to be posted to any part of the country and not necessarily in counties they are recruited.
Interested candidates must also be Kenyans, hold a P1 certificate and registered under TSC. The TSC advert is expected to be put out to the public today.
Successful candidates for promotion will be appointed at T-scale 7, Grade C2 under Career Progression Guidelines (CPG) for teachers and will be deployed to schools where vacancies exist.
Successful candidates will be required to present original academic and professional certificates, to or more application for employment will be disqualified,” said Macharia.
TSC has at the same time released new recruitment guidelines as the 2021/2022 recruitment guidelines will be used.

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Here is the score sheet that will be used by TSC during 2021 employment for Secondary school teachers

Degree (BED)
First class 35
Second Class Upper 30
Second Class Lower 25
Pass 20
Degree + PGDE or BSC+PGDE
First class 35
Second Class Upper 30
Second Class Lower 25
Pass 20
Diploma + Dip Tech Education
Distinction 25
Credit 20
Pass 15
Diploma in Education
Distinction 25
Credit 20
Pass 15
Maximum Score 35
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Awarding of marks for Length of stay since qualifying as a teacher (since graduation)

Its also important to note that length of stay after graduation is weighty and it is the mother of all when it comes to scoring marks;

2012 and before 50
2013 45
2014 40
2015 35
2016 30
2017 25
2018 20
2019 15
2020 and after 10

Awarding of marks for Length of stay since qualifying as a teacher for those previously employed by TSC

2020 and after 50
2019-2018 45
2017-2016 40
2015-2014 30
2013-2012 25
2011-2010 20
2009-2008 15
2007 and before 10

NB:For purposes of scoring part B, year of completion of professional training
(BED or PGDE) whose certificate is used to score part A of this score sheet
determines the length of stay but not year of enhancement.

Advantage of Communication ability and Co-curricular certificate of participation

One who has a co-curricular certificate of participation will also stand higher chances of scoring more marks. This part is very crucial when it comes to breaking of ties.

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Communication Ability 2
Participation in Co-curricular activities 1
Students’ academic performance(Exam Record) 1
Special Talent(s) 1

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  1. Murimi Protas Chacha says

    Graduated in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Bio/Chem after practising teaching as a P1 for 5 years. I had high expectations for deployment, but all in vain. What is the way forward?

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