GUIDELINES FOR RECRUITMENT OF TEACHER INTERNS – PRIMARY SCHOOLS –2023/2024 FINANCIAL YEAR
Following the advertisement for recruitment of teacher interns for Primary schools, Regional Director Nairobi, County Directors and Sub-County Directors are required to conduct a selection exercise for applicants wishing to be employed and submit Merit Lists to the TSC Headquarters. The lists should be ratified by the Regional Selection Panel for Nairobi and County Selection Panel for other counties.
Applicants will be required to submit their applications to the Secretary Teachers Service Commission through online platform www.teachersonline.go.ke for the county where a vacancy has been declared. Applicants will be required to scan and upload copies of professional and academic certificates together with any other relevant document as may be applicable.
The selection panel will be expected to exercise the highest degree of transparency and accountability, as stipulated in the Public Officer Ethics Act and TSC Code of Conduct and Ethics (CoCE, 2015).
The TSC Regional Directors are required to induct TSC County Directors within their areas of jurisdiction, who in turn are expected to induct members of the Selection Panels involved in the recruitment process on the relevant Sections of the Act and the Code of Regulations for Teachers (CORT, 2015) before the commencement of the selection exercise.
The TSC County Director MUST ensure that the recruitment proc ss is done in strict adherence to the laid down protocols by the Ministry of Health on containment of COVID – 19 pandemic.
TSC County Director MUST ensure that venues for selection process are accessible to applicants with disability.
All applicants MUST be registered teachers as per Section 23( 1) of the Teachers Service Commission Act, 2012. Applicants who are not duly registered shall not be considered for recruitment.
Applicants whose names differ in the academic and professional certificates and/or identification cards MUST present an Affidavit sworn under the Oaths and Statutory Declarations Act, Cap 15 of the Laws of Kenya to explain the variance in names.
Applicants who re-sat either KCPE or KCSE examinations (or their equivalents) MUST present certified copies of the certificate(s) of the national examination(s) for all attempts. Copies of Certificates must be certified by the Sub-County Directors. In the event the exam was cancelled applicants must present a letter from the Head of Institution together with a certified copy of KNEC print out from the school confirming the cancellation.
Upon generation of Applicants’ Lists from the system by the TSC County Director, the TSC County Director shall share the lists with the TSC Sub-County Directors. The TSC Sub-County Directors shall convene the Sub-County Selection Panel(s). The Selection Panel(s) shall verify applicants’ professional, academic and any other relevant documents before communicating to applicants.
The TSC Sub-County Director shall invite shortlisted applicants for the verification of documents through a Short Messaging Service (SMS). The message shall include interview date, venue and time of the interview. The verification of documents shall be conducted at least seven (7) days from the date of invitation.
The list of shortlisted applicants shall immediately be submitted to the TSC County Director who shall verify the lists, compile and submit to the TSC Regional Directors who shall in turn verify, compile and submit the lists to the HQs for publishing on the TSC website.
Here is the circular