TSC Regret letter; some newly employed TSC teachers may receive regret letters instead of employment letters, find out why
Were you recently recruited by the Teachers Service Commission? Congratulations.
However, you need to be aware of a few facts that could make the start of your teaching career a walk in the park or a bitter pill to swallow.
Emerging the best in a TSC Interview does not necessarily translate to a permanent and pensionable job.
There are many factors that may render your ranking obsolete hence not worth for consideration.
In other words, the TSC may reject the application for employment form filled by a teacher during the vetting process.
In such a case, the teacher in question will then receive a regret letter; with an extensive explanation on the reasons why his/ her employment application has been rejected by the Commission.
The good news is that the majority of Successful applicants, get their employment letters/ posting letters directing them to report to their new stations of work promptly.
Once the interview exercise is completed, the TSC County Director usually submits the required documents to the TSC Headquarters for further scrutiny.
Incase the names on the submitted documents differ, the applicant will be required to submit a sworn affidavit validating his or her identity.
REASONS WHY A TEACHER MAY GET A REGRET LETTER FROM TSC.
Once the documents have been submitted to the TSC headquarters, a rigorous exercise is carried out that involves close scrutiny of the documents a process technically referred to as vetting.
This exercise takes a significant amount of time, and this explains the reason (s) as to why appointment letters usually delay for up to a period of over three (3) months before they are dispatched.
Here are some of the reasons why a potential teacher may receive a regret letter from TSC:
1. Lesser course units
If the affected teacher undertook lesser units in the teaching subjects at college or University level, then be sure of a regret letter.
TSC needs a teacher to take a minimum of eight (8) units for each of the teaching subjects.
Except for Technical subjects, in post primary institutions,the teaching subjects must appear in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) certificate.
2. KCSE mean grade and minimum grade for the respective teaching subjects
For secondary school teachers, the minimum score for the teaching subjects is a C+ (plus). .If you got a mean grade of below a C+ (plus), for high school teachers,then count yourself unlucky. The Commission will have to reject your application for employment.
3. Conflicting names on official documents
Your names should not conflict on your documents. In case of any disparities, it is necessary that you get a sworn affidavit.
4. Evidence of fraud
Detected fraud; If the recruitment process was flawed at the County level and the wrong’ applicant filled the TSC employment form, then the decision would be rescinded and the right candidate be employed.
These are just but some of the reasons that may make the Commission to reject a teacher’s application for employment.