The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has the authority disqualify applicants from the recruiting process under certain situations.
In this article, I’ll go into details on a few of the justifications given by TSC disqualifying candidates from the recruitment exercise.
Major Invalidities that can make a teacher to be disqualified
(a) Presentation of forged document calls for a disqualification by the TSC.
The documents are scrutinized to an extend of doing thorough inquiries from the stated university to ascertain if the applicant was in indeed a student of that university.
(b) Deregistered teachers.
Teacher Service Commission(TSC) do keep records of teachers cases and once a teacher has been dismissed for one reason or another, the teacher is likely to be disqualified.
(c)Possession of two TSC numbers.
TSC states that a teacher should be registered once. In a case where a teacher has two TSC numbers , the teacher can be disqualified as well, the teacher is regarded to commit professional misconduct.
(d)Not meeting minimum requirements.
The TSC has given clear requirements for one to be a teacher whether primary or secondary level. Unfortunately some teachers ignore this and go ahead to train as teachers. When such teachers appear before the panel they likely to be disqualified .
(e) Certificates From Unrecognised Institutions
Applicants who poses certificates from unrecognized institutions are also disqualified during TSC recruitment exercise.
A good example is Grade III teacher from Kyambogo University(Uganda). KNEC does not recognize Grade III certificates from Kyambogo University.
(f) Not Declaring your Previous Employment
It is always important to note that TSC requires applicants to indicate whether they were previously employed by the commission. If one does not indicate, he or she will be disqualified.
(g) Lack of Teaching Exposure
Teachers who have not attended their teaching practise after undertaking of enhancement programme will be disqualified during interviews
(h) Missing on the Graduation List
If an applicant is missing on the graduation list, he or she will be disqualified. This therefore means that one must present evidence of appearing on the graduation list.
(i) Different Names on Certificates
Names that are appearing on all certificates must be consistent. If different names appear on ones certificate, the applicant will be disqualified. Teacher is required to submit a deed poll to justify the change of names.