The teachers service commission on Tuesday 14th September 2021, advertised 1950 internship teaching vacancies for both primary and secondary school teachers. This is a welcoming news to the unemployed teachers as they going to try their luck.
Based on the experience from the recently concluded (July )mass employment exercise, the teacher service commission noted that some individuals apply for the same positions even without meeting the requirements. With that aspect it brings an hindrance during interviews.
This has forced the commission to take a bold step to clarify on the following category of teachers who MUST not waste their time and bundles in applying for the recently advertised posts.
These categories include;
Invalidities that can make a teacher to be disqualified during interview.
(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.
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)Possession of Certificates From Unrecognised Institutions
For any Tsc recruitment exercise if any Applicants is in possession with certificates from unrecognized institutions call for an automatic disqualification.
(f)Avoiding to declare your Previous Employment
In this case before facing the panelists for an applicant to stand in better position not to be disqualified must state if he/she was employed previously by the commission.
(g)Teaching Exposure in stated subjects
A teacher can be qualified to teach then Undertake enhancement in two new subjects but has no teaching exposure in the subjects applied for .(not done any teaching practice in the subject)
(h)Missing In the Graduation List
Missing In the graduation book list can hinder one to be disqualified during TSC interviews. One to be safe must provide a graduation book list having the true names of the applicant.
(i)Different Names on Certificates
For an applicant to qualify all the names appearing on all the certificates must tally .In case they are not one has to Swear affidavit declaring the authenticity of the certificate in possession
As a result of the above missing links, the commission has asked recruiting panels to be more keen during interviews.
They have equally been asked to subject the applicants’ documents to serious scrutiny so as to avoid scenarios where undeserving applicants are given the TSC jobs as the deserving ones are left out. The teachers who will commit the above illegalities knowingly will be disqualified and shall receive regret letters from the commission.
The Commission again come out with strict recruitment guidelines to be observed during employment exercise which include the following.
In addition, every applicant must present original and legible photocopies of the following documents:
1.National Identification Card.
2. CPE/KCPE certificates.
3. KCSE certificates including first attempt certificate if one repeated examinations
4. Degree/diploma Certificates and official transcripts
5. Primary and Secondary Schools leaving certificates.
6. A sworn affidavit to be availed where names on the submitted documents differ .
The selection panel shall shall subject all candidates to a vetting exercise to ensure that each applicant to meets the above guidelines