In Kenya, teaching is classified as a civil service profession. Despite the fact that TSC hires qualified teachers every year, there are surely a number of unemployed graduate teachers. The humorous part is that the shortage of tutors in the teaching force outnumbers the number of unemployed graduate teachers.
The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) is a Kenyan agency tasked with hiring and firing teachers.
Vacant teaching jobs are advertised in both electronic and print media. Following that, a qualified teacher under the age of 45 will send two letters: one to the county education office and the other to the school’s Board of Management (BOM) secretary, who is also the headteacher.
The interviewee will face a panel of officials on the day of the interview, which will include representatives from the County Education Office (TSC), the head of the institution, the BOM Chairman, the deputy head of the institution, and a subject teacher.
Documents you need during interview day
The following are MUST have original documents during the interview day:
- KCPE Certificate
- Leaving certificate for primary education
- KCSE certificate
- Leaving certificate for Secondary education
- Diploma/Degree certificate
- All transcripts
- TSC certificate(indicating TSC number)
- National Identity Card
Number of years a teacher has taken since graduation, is what mostly counts in the process of employment. The maximum marks one can score under length of stay is 60 marks. Its important to note that the type of certificate either diploma or degree plays a crucial role. For diploma holders this how marks are awarded;
- Distinction – 40 marks
- Credit – 35 marks
- Pass -30 marks
If you are a degree holder, this is how marks are distributed;
- First class honour – 40 marks
- Second class upper division – 35 marks
- Second class lower division – 35 marks
- Pass – 30 marks
Advantage of Co-curricular certificate of participation
One who has a co-curricular certificate of participation will also stand higher chances of scoring more marks. Co-curricular certificates have the following marks depending on the level reached;
- National level – 3 marks
- Regional level – 2 marks
- County level – 1 mark
Its important to note that good command in communication and convincing confidence level will put you in a good position to secure a job with TSC.
Ensure that your content mastery in your teaching subjects is commendable.