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 during internship recruitment exercise.
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 Internship 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 not participated in Internship programme;
In the recent TSC scoresheet for secondary intern teachers no marks awarded to teachers who are already interns.So Intern Teachers should not apply for the slots advertised.
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.
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.