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TSC Official Response to matters promotions and recruitment of teachers 2021/2022

TSC teachers' promotions, recruitment and delocalization 2021


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TSC Official Response to matters promotions and recruitment of teachers 2021/2022

TSC Official Response to matters promotions and recruitment of teachers 2021/2022


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The latest TSC news on teacher transfers, promotions and recruitment

Matters TSC teacher promotions, transfers and recruitment are very insensitive thus attracting the publishing of misleading information.

In 2021, the Teachers Service advertised various recruitment and promotional vacancies for teachers. The Commission also responded to claims that it was planning a mass reshuffle of school heads in April. 

In this write-up, we provide relevant information on TSC teachers’ promotions, recruitment and delocalization 2021

Here are official Teachers Service Commission (TSC) responses to questions touching on teacher recruitment, transfers, promotions and staffing.

Question: Has TSC released the 2021 teacher promotions results?

Yes. The Teachers Service Commission has released TSC promotion Interview results for principals.

Click on the following link to view the list of promoted principals in 202

TSC interview Results 2021; List of Promoted Teachers

However, TSC promotion Interview results 2021 for deputies and senior teachers are yet to be released.

Question: How will I know that I have been promoted by TSC?

After the commission successfully conducts interviews for shortlisted candidates, TSC promotions interview results are sent to individual teachers via an official letter. The letter indicates whether you have been promoted or not.

If you have been upgraded, the letter will indicate your new T-Scale and salary.

If you have not been promoted, the letter will express regret.

Question: Why have I never been promoted despite attending several TSC interviews ?

Inadequate annual budgetary allocation.

Lack of adequate preparation for interviews by teachers.

Question: Why has my transfer request not been granted despite several applications ?


Lack of replacement/ vacancy.

Not completed the 5 year mandatory rule since employment.

Question: Why was I demoted from headship ?


Adverse repots (Financial etc)
Poor performance (Curriculum implementation & Supervision)
Question: Why was i not posted to an institution of my choice after study leave or discipline case ?


Postings are done for equitable distribution of teachers.

Lack of vacancy.

Question: Why was my appeal to alternative stations not granted ?


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Postings are done for equitable distribution of teachers.

Lack of vacancy.

Question: Why was our institution not allocated any slots for recruitment ?


Overall vacancies slots given are very few in comparison to the total shortage.

Question: Is TSC considering teachers with disabilities on the 5% affirmative action ?

They have to apply and attend interviews. They are given preference where there is a tie between to applicants.

Question: Why are teachers with below C plain being left out yet they have completed university training ?


The Commission has set the minimum requirements for persons entering the teacher service.

Question: What must a newly recruited teacher submit during employment?

Answer: If your TSC job application is successful, then you will be required to submit the following documents to the Secretary, Board of Management (who is the Principal):

Duly signed application for employment letter;

Duly signed commitment letter to serve in the school for a minimum period of five (5) years and three (3) years in the case of North Eastern region;

Original and copies of the following: –
National Identity card (both sides);
NCPWD card (where applicable);
2 passport size photographs:
Certificates and testimonials; KCPE, KCSE, ‘A’ Level, Diploma, Degree etc;
Official Academic transcripts;
Certificate of Registration as a teacher
KRA PIN certificate:
Bank Plate;
Duly filled pay point particulars’ form;
NHIF Card;
Primary and secondary school leaving certificates and other testimonials;
Evidence of service as a teacher intern (where applicable)
Acknowledgement of receipt of application for employment;
Evidence of separation from the Commission for those previously employed by TSC.

Question: What are the latest TSC recruitment guidelines for teachers?

Question: Can I get the latest TSC Scoring guide/ Marking Scheme for teacher recruitment?

Answer: Sure. Here it is; The latest TSC Scoring Guide/ Interview Marking Scheme.

Question: Can I get the latest TSC new recruitment guidelines for teachers in PDF free download?

Question: How do I apply for a TSC teacher transfer online?
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Answer: To apply for your transfer, online, follow the simple steps below;

Go to TSC website (www.tsc.go.ke) and click online services and select Teacher Transfer. See more information, here; How to apply for a TSC teacher transfer online; Step by step guide
Question: How do I answer the questions asked during TSC interviews?

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1 Comment
  1. Gathuku SMP says

    Good work especially answers to questions about TSC , excellent

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