Mostly when it comes to teachers, recruitment ties are expected. In this case, the selected panel should show high level of transparency and accountability when breaking the ties. Below are the most essential parts looked into/considered when resolving tie break.
a) Disability status of an Applicant
The teacher’s service commission plays a major role to ensure Applicants with disability are also eligible for TSC jobs. The commission came up with the policy of removing discriminatory practices to teachers with special needs enabling a favorable environment for them to secure the opportunities in the commission.
How to Determine disability in an applicant.
The teachers’ employer collaborated with the National Council for Persons with Disability (NCPWD) purposely to know the nature ,type and to what degree of the disability. Below are the necessary declaration a teacher with special needs shall make;
- In the course of employment the applicant shall declare the disability that occurred
- After an applicant has registered with NCPWD shall be provided with the certificate of disability that shall be checked on before acceptance.
- Once registered by the NCPWD an applicant must declare their disability status within a period stipulated by the commission .
b) If the applicant has participated in Internship programme;
In the recent TSC scoresheet intern teachers were awarded whopping 30 marks. For an applicant to stand a high chance in securing the TSC permanent and pensionable job evidence for internship must be submitted before the panel members. For breaking the tie evidences like; Letter of extension ,Offer of Internship ,Three duly signed payslips by the principal for 2020/2021 should be tabled before the panel especially for senior interns.
c) Teachers who had not been employed by TSC before.
This also plays a key role when breaking the tie. Applicants who have not been employed by TSC are given first priority then those who were employed earlier by the commission are considered last during vetting process.
d) Supremacy of the Academic and professional testimonials presented before the panel.
When it comes to this section a winning candidate finally will be revealed .In this case each and every applicant’s academic and professional credentials are checked well to compare the qualifications. An applicant with high qualifications takes the day .If still applicants at this level they tie the panel narrow down to KCSE mean grade then to grades in teaching subjects. Other cases considered here is KCPE marks ,teaching practice marks others can tend to go as far as checking the National ID to compare date of birth.
NOTE: Applicants Complaints and how to go about it.
It’s the mandate and responsibility of the TSC county director to ensure the selection and vetting exercise is fair ,free and transparent. In case of a complaint from an applicant concerning the vetting exercise he/she should submit the complaint to the TSC county director in written then forwarded to the TSC headquarters seven (7) days after recruitment exercise.