TSC Internship, Recruitment Scoresheet 2021-2022: TSC Reverts Back to the Old Scoresheet for Future Teachers’ New Recruitments and Replacements 2021-2022
Here is a snapshot of the trashed TSC Recruitment Scoresheet 2021/2022
TSC Opts for the Traditional way of Awarding Marks to Candidates in future Teachers’ Recruitment- New, Internship and Replacement. Read on to find out why
Mandated by the Constitution of Kenya, the Teachers Service Commission, TSC has the power to determine the most suitable selection criteria used to sieve successful candidates to fill advertised TSC teaching slots/ vacancies in both primary and secondary schools in Kenya from the pool of interested applicants.
The various parameters used to determine the most suitable TSC selection criteria are technically referred to as TSC Recruitment Scoresheet or Marking Scheme.
The Commission usually reviews the TSC Recruitment Scoresheet/ Marking Scheme annually based on demand.
In 2021, the Teachers Service Commission awarded the highest marks to TSC teachers interns enabling them bag the majority of the 5000 available teaching vacancies on permanent and pensionable terms then.
Moreover, diploma and degree academic qualifications were equalized.
This greatly disadvantaged applicants who were willing to fill the Replacement and Mass Recruitment TSC teaching vacancies without evidence of TSC Internship.
The latest advertisement on teachers’ recruitment that was carried out as from 22nd of July 2021 saw the commission under the leadership of Dr. Nancy Macharia award a Whooping 30 marks to both junior and senior interns disadvantaging non intern teachers.
The TSC score sheet 2021 however raised eyebrows among Kenyans and unemployed teachers who graduated earlier but never secured internship vacancies since there were limitations on the number of schools that a teacher should apply for TSC Internship consideration.
Following these complaints, it is now good news that the Commission through Dr. Macharia has opted to revert to its traditional way of awarding marks to candidates. In the intern score sheet, applicants in the second class honors upper division will now score five marks more than those in lower class division. Graduates of 2015 and before will now score 50 marks as it was the case to the initial score sheet.
This is contrary to the current score sheet for permanent recruitment where both would have scored the same marks.
However, Degree and Diploma candidates with the same graduation year will continue scoring same marks for them to be enrolled in internship employment.
Here is the Latest TSC Scoresheet/ Marking Scheme 2021/2022
TSC Recruitment Marking Scheme 2021/2022: How TSC Will Score Teacher Interviewees, Interns During Interviews
New TSC Score sheet (Marking Scheme) 2021/2022
The Teachers Service Commission usually reviews the official TSC recruitment Scoresheet from time to time depending on variables that include length of stay since graduation, communication ability, academic qualifications and evidence of Internship.
Teachers who have in the past volunteered to serve the Kenyan children for a pittance on contract terms commonly known as TSC internship have an upper during Recruitment since TSC rewards them some extra marks for their sacrifice.
The newly released TSC recruitment score sheet 2021-2022 to be used in the upcoming TSC mass recruitment and replacement in July is however one of a kind.
This is simply because for the very first time, the Commission has equalized scores for both diploma and degree holders.
Diploma and degree teacher graduates will now compete favourably with first class honours tying with distinctions.
Intern teachers on the other hand, are set benefit greatly from the recruitment score sheet released by the Teachers Service Commission.
According to the score sheet, an evidence of internship will enable a teacher seeking recruitment to score a whopping 30 marks. This is an increase from 10 marks used to be awarded for interns seeking employment.
Awarding of 30 marks to intern teachers is literally making this programme almost compulsory, that without it, no chance of employment. Initially, when the programme was introduced by the commission, unemployed teachers gave it a wide berth.
At the same time, teachers who score second class upper and second class lower will be awarded the same marks for the quality of the certificate. Here is how marks for
Additionally, diploma holders will now compete favourable with degree holders after the teachers’ employer levelized their score sheet. Here is how marks for level and quality of the certificate will be awarded for both diploma and degree holders:
SCORING AREAS MAXIMUM SCORE
First class 40
Second Class Upper 35
Second Class Lower 35
Degree + PGDE or BSC+PGDE
First class 40
Second Class Upper 35
Second Class Lower 35
Diploma + Dip Tech Education
Diploma in Education
Maximum Score 40
Another scoring area that has been improved is the length of stay since graduation. From the just released score sheet, duration of stay since graduation will not to matter so much as it used to be. This will undoubtedly end the tradition of those teachers who seek employment in other sectors first only for them to think of TSC recruitment few years later.
Here is how marks for length of stay since graduation will be awarded;
2015 and Before 25
2019 and After 5
MAXIMUM SCORE 25
Finally, five marks have been set aside for communication ability, co-curricular certificate of participation, academic performance of learners for the last three years and evidence of special talent.
In most cases this area is very crucial when it comes to breaking of ties.
Communication Ability 2
Participation in Co-curricular activities 1
Students’ academic performance(Exam Record for last three years) 1
Special Talent(s) 1
MAXIMUM SCORE 5