TSC latest Recruitment/ Employment Guidelines For Primary School Teachers PnP

GUIDELINES FOR RECRUITMENT OF TEACHERS (PERMANENT & PENSIONABLE), PRIMARY SCHOOLS – 2023/2024 FINANCIAL YEAR

1.0 GENERAL INFORMATION

i) Following the advertisement for recruitment of teachers for Primary schools,
Regional Director Nairobi, County Directors and Sub-County Directors are required
to conduct a selection exercise for applicants wishing to be employed and submit
Merit Lists to the TSC Headquarters. The lists should be ratified by the Regional
Selection Panel for Nairobi and County Selection Panel for other counties.

ii) Applicants will be required to submit their applications to the Secretary Teachers
Service Commission through online platform www.teachersonline.go.ke for the
county where a vacancy has been declared. Applicants will be required to scan
and upload copies of professional and academic certificates together with any
other relevant document as may be applicable.

iii) The selection panel will be expected to exercise the highest degree of
transparency and accountability, as stipulated in the Public Officer Ethics Act and
TSC Code of Conduct and Ethics (CoCE, 2015).

iv) The TSC Regional Directors are required to induct TSC County Directors within their
areas of jurisdiction, who in turn are expected to induct members of the Selection
Panels involved in the recruitment process on the relevant Sections of the Act and
the Code of Regulations for Teachers (CORT, 2015) before the commencement of
the selection exercise.

v) The TSC County Director MUST ensure that the recruitment process is done in strict
adherence to the laid down protocols by the Ministry of Health on containment of
COVID – 19 pandemic.

vi) TSC Sub-County Directors in liaison with their respective TSC County Directors MUST
ensure that venues for selection process are accessible to applicants with disability.

vii) All applicants MUST be registered teachers as per Section 23(1) of the Teachers
Service Commission Act, 2012. Applicants who are not duly registered shall not be
considered for recruitment.

viii) Applicants whose names differ in the academic and professional certificates
and/or identification cards MUST present an Affidavit sworn under the Oaths and
Statutory Declarations Act, Cap 15 of the Laws of Kenya to explain the variance in
names.

ix) Applicants who re-sat either KCPE or KCSE examinations (or their equivalents) MUST
present certified copies of the certificate(s) of the national examination(s) for all
attempts. Copies of Certificates must be certified by the Sub-County Directors. In
the event the exam was cancelled applicants must present a letter from the Head
of Institution together with a certified copy of KNEC print out from the school
confirming the cancellation.

x) Upon generation of Applicants’ Lists from, the TSC County Director shall share the
lists with the TSC Sub-County Directors. The TSC Sub-County Directors shall convene
the Sub-County Selection Panel(s). The Selection Panel(s) shall identify interview
venues, dates and time which shall be communicated to the TSC Headquarters for
verification and publishing.

xi) All the applicants shall be invited for the verification of documents. The applicants
shall be informed of the interview venue, date and time through the publishing on
the TSC Website at least seven (7) day from the date of publishing.

xii) The verification exercise shall be conducted at the Sub-County level through the
TSC Sub-County Selection Panel under the leadership of the TSC Sub-County
Director. After the verification exercise, the TSC Sub-County Director shall compile a
Merit List of all applicants whose documents have been verified. The Merit Lists shall
be used to recruit teachers and any subsequent recruitment within the financial
year.

xiii) During the selection, each applicant shall be assigned a serial number. Applicants
must present original and legible photocopies of the following, among other
relevant documents: –

a) National identification card;
b) Certificate of Registration as a teacher;
c) Evidence of the completion of Upgrade Diploma in Primary Teacher Education where applicable.
d) PTE Certificate;
e) KCSE certificates or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams);
f) KCPE certificate or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams);
g) Letter of Certification of results by KNEC (where applicable);

h) Primary and Secondary School leaving certificates and other relevant testimonials;
i) National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) Card (where applicable);
j) An Affidavit sworn under the Oaths and Statutory Declarations Act, Cap 15 of the Laws of Kenya to explain the variance in names.
xiv) All applicants, irrespective of gender, disability, ethnicity or Home County shall be given equal opportunities;
xv) Persons with disabilities shall be required to indicate their disability status together with the nature of disabilities to inform their placement;
xvi) Teachers currently serving as teacher interns shall automatically be recruited on permanent and pensionable terms and therefore need not apply;
xvii) TSC County Directors shall ensure that a 5% of all the advertised slots are reserved for the recruitment of teachers with disabilities in accordance to the provisions of the Constitution and the Law;

xviii) In the event of a tie in the ranking, consideration for selection shall be determined in the following order:
a) Length of stay since graduation;
b) Strength of academic and professional certificates presented.

N/B: If applicants tie at PTE/DPTE Upgrade Certificate points, aggregate KCSE grades or its
equivalent shall be considered.

xix) The selection panel shall vet each applicant to establish if he/she meets the
requirements of the TSC advertisement during the selection exercise.

xx) Preference shall be given to applicants who have never been employed by the
Teachers Service Commission.

xxi) Preference shall also be given to applicants hailing from the respective Sub-Counties/Counties.
xxii) Any Application for Employment form filled or Offer of Employment issued based on misleading information provided by the applicant shall be cancelled immediately without any further reference to them.
xxiii) Merit Lists generated and used during this recruitment shall be used in the subsequent replacement of teachers within the Financial Year or as directed by the Commission from time to time.

2.0. SUB-COUNTY SELECTION PANEL

The Selection Panel shall comprise of the following members: –

i) The Sub County Director – Chairperson
ii) TSC Sub County Human Resource Officer – Secretary
iii) Zonal Curriculum Support Officer – Member
TOTAL 3_

The TSC Sub-County Director MUST ensure that the Ministry of Health COVID-19
containment measures or any other pandemic as may be advised by the Ministry of
Health are adhered to by both panel members and the applicants at all times.

3.0 VERIFICATION EXERCISE

i) The TSC Sub County Director shall verify the TSC registration status of all applicants;
ii) The TSC Sub County Director shall present a list of all applicants to the Selection Panel;
iii) Applicants must appear in person before the Selection Panel on the set dates.

3.1 AUTHENTICATION OF ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENTS

i) Original academic and professional certificates shall be scrutinized to verify their authenticity.
ii) The TSC Sub County Director shall certify photocopies of the certificates and other documents before forwarding them to the TSC County Director.
iii) Any applicant(s) who present forged/fake academic, professional and other documents commit(s) an offence and shall be disqualified and/or deregistered.

3.2 SELECTION CRITERIA

i) Applicants shall be awarded marks as per the score sheet (Appendix 1(a) and (b). Where applicants tie in scores, the panel shall consider the criteria under Clause 1
(xvii) of these guidelines.

ii)Upon verification of academic, professional and other relevant documents, the
Sub-County selection panel shall compile a Sub-County Merit List. The TSC SubCounty Directors shall submit Sub-County Merit Lists to the TSC County Directors who
shall convene a County Selection Panel to compile a County Merit List. The County
Merit List shall be used in the subsequent recruitment of teacher interns within the
financial year or as directed by the Commission from time to time.

NB. An applicant with disabilities related to hearing and/or speech shall be
allowed the company of a sign language interpreter.

4.0 DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED TO TSC COUNTY DIRECTOR

The TSC Sub County Director shall be required to submit the following to the TSC County
Director: –

i) List of all applicants who presented documents for verification at the SubCounty level (Appendix II);
ii) Sub County Merit List (Appendix III);
iii) Summary of complaints raised (if any) together with action taken;
iv) Minutes of the Sub-County Selection Panel duly signed by the Chairperson and Secretary clearly showing how the final list of the successful applicants was agreed upon.

4.1 COUNTY SELECTION PANEL

i) After submission of Merit Lists by the TSC Sub County Directors, TSC County Director shall constitute a County selection panel comprising the following members;

a) County Director – Chairperson
b) TSC Deputy County Director – Secretary
c) County Human Resource Officer – Member
d) TSC Sub County Director (2) – Members
TOTAL 5_

The TSC County Director MUST ensure that the Ministry of Health COVID-19 containment
measures or any other pandemic as may be advised by the Ministry of Health are
adhered to by both panel members and the applicants at all times.

ii) The TSC County Director shall be required to convene a County Selection Panel
to ratify Sub County Merit Lists and compile the County Merit List for onward
submission to the TSC Regional Director within the stipulated timeline;

iii) The TSC Regional Director shall be required to convene a Regional Selection
Panel to ratify the County Merit Lists and Compile Regional Merit List for
submission to the TSC Headquarters within the stipulated timelines.

iv) The Merit Lists compiled and ratified during the selection process at the
beginning of the Financial Year shall be used in subsequent recruitments within
the financial year or as directed by the Commission.

NB: It is the responsibility of the TSC County Director to ensure that the exercise is fair and
transparent. TSC County Director must also ensure that all documents are in order as
provided in the approved checklist and appropriately signed/certified before
submission to the TSC Headquarters.

5.0 COMPLAINTS

i) Any applicant who is dissatisfied with the exercise should submit to the TSC
County Director a written complaint immediately and send an email to the TSC
Headquarters through, [email protected] not later than seven (7) days after
the selection exercise;

ii) The TSC County Director should, within seven (7) days of receipt of such a
complaint, analyze and address all complaints raised after the selection process
has been completed and thereafter submit a report to the Headquarters on the
action taken.

iii) Where an applicant is dissatisfied with the decision of the TSC County Director in

(ii) above, or where the complaint is made against the TSC County Director, the
applicant shall appeal to the Appeals Committee on staffing functions at the
TSC Headquarters. The Appeals Committee shall investigate the allegations and
take appropriate action within fourteen (14) days.

6.0 DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED TO TSC HEADQUARTERS

The TSC County Director shall submit the following to the TSC Headquarters;

i) County Selection Panel minutes duly signed by the Chairperson and Secretary;
ii) Copies of minutes of the Sub-County Selection Panel duly signed by the Chairperson and Secretary and verified by the TSC County Director on behalf of the County Selection Panel, clearly showing how the final list of the successful applicants was agreed upon;
iii) County Merit Lists; (Appendix IV)
iv) List of all selected applicants drawn from the County merit list; (Appendix V)
v) List of all invited applicants who did not appear for verification; (Appendix V1);
vi) List of applicants with disability; (Appendix VII)
vii) Duly signed Offer of Employment Letter;
viii)Original statement of confirmation of PTE/DPTE (Upgrade)/KCSE/KCPE results from
KNEC for applicants without original certificates;
ix

) Original Medical Examination report in form GP 69;
x) Certified copies of the following documents in the order indicated below: –
a) National identification card;
b) Certificate of Registration as a teacher;
c) PTE/DPTE Upgrade certificate;
d) KCSE certificate or its equivalent (include certificates for all attempts if one resat exams);
e) KCPE certificate or its equivalent (include certificates for all attempts if one resat exams);
g) Letter of certification of results by KNEC (where applicable);
h) Primary and Secondary School leaving certificates and other relevant
testimonials;
i) National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) Card (where
applicable);
j) An Affidavit sworn under the Oaths and Statutory Declarations Act, Cap 15 of
the Laws of Kenya to explain the variance in names;
k) KRA PIN certificate, Bank form and Bank plate/card (front face) to facilitate
appointment on payroll.
xi) Panel score sheet (Appendix I) both in soft (excel) via [email protected] and
hard copy for the selected applicants.

7.0 IMPORTANT NOTES

i) Merit Lists shall be made available to members of public wishing to see them on
request in a manner that will not put the recruitment process into jeopardy and in
total adherence to the Data Protection Act, 2019.

ii) All enquiries arising from these guidelines should be made to the TSC County
Director.
iii) Notwithstanding the decentralization of the function of teacher recruitment
pursuant to Section 20 of the TSC Act, the Commission is not precluded from
carrying out recruitment directly from the TSC Headquarters.

iv) The TSC Regional Directors shall:
a) Ensure guidelines are adhered to within their regions;
b) Coordinate the teacher recruitment process within their respective regions;
c) Sensitize County Directors and oversee the sensitization of other officers including members of the Selection Panels involved in the process;
d) Undertake measures to resolve complaints arising from the process within
their regions;
e) Confirm and ratify County Merit Lists
f) Compile and submit Regional Merit Lists to the TSC Headquarters.

8.0 Attached find the following Appendices;

i) Appendix I (a): Panel Score Sheet for primary school teachers.
ii) Appendix 1 (b): Panel Score Sheet for primary school teachers with
disability
iii) Appendix II: Sub County Registration list of applicants who present
documents for verification.
iv) Appendix III: Sub County Merit List.
v) Appendix IV: County Merit List
vi) Appendix V: List of selected applicants
vii) Appendix VI: List of applicants who did not appear for
verification
viii) Appendix VII: List of applicants with disabilities.

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APPENDIX 1(a)

PANEL SCORE SHEET FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

APPLICANT’S NAME                                                                            TSC NO.                               

REGION                         COUNTY                         SUB COUNTY                               GRADE       YEAR OF GRADUATION           PTE POINTS          DPTE Upgrade)POINTS         

 SCORING AREASMAXIMUM SCOREACTUAL SCORE
A.Professional P1 qualifications  
 6 – 28 points                                                  05
 29 – 50 points                                                   03
 51 – 64 points                                                   02
 NB: The score does not include teaching practice. 
 MAXIMUM SCORE05
B.Age  
 50 years old and above20
 47 – 49 years old15
 44 – 46 years old10
 43 years old and below05
 MAXIMUM SCORE20
C.Length of stay since qualifying as a teacher  
 2010 and before                                              70
 2011                                                               65
 2012                                                               60
 2013                                                               55
 2014                                                               50
 2015                                                               45
 2016                                                               40
 2017                                                               35
 2018                                                               30
 2019                                                               25
 2020                                                               20
 2021                                                             15
 2022                                                               10
 2023                                                               05
 MAXIMUM SCORE70
D.Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (CBC Upgrade) 

05

 
 MAXIMUM SCORE05
GRAND TOTAL100 

 

We confirm that the information entered above is correct to the best of our knowledge.

SELECTION PANEL SECRETARY

Name                                                       TSC No.                                           Sign.                            Mobile No.                                 Date:                      

 

SELECTION PANEL CHAIRPERSON

Name                                                       TSC No.                                           Sign.                            Mobile No.                                 Date:                      

Verified by:

TSC COUNTY DIRECTOR/ CHAIRPERSON, COUNTY SELECTION PANEL

Name                                                       TSC No.                                           Sign.                            Mobile No.                                 Date:                      

________________________________________________________________________

APPENDIX 1 (b)

PANEL SCORE SHEET FOR TEACHERS WITH DISABILITIES

APPLICANT’S NAME                                                                        TSCNO.                                

REGION                            COUNTY                             SUB COUNTY                         

GRADE          YEAR OF GRADUATION  PTE POINTS          DPTE(Upgrade) POINTS           

 SCORING AREASMAXIMUM SCOREACTUAL SCORE
A.Professional P1 qualifications  
 6 – 28 points                                                     05
 29 – 50 points                                                   03
 51 – 64 points                                                   02
 NB: The score does not include teaching practice. 
 MAXIMUM SCORE05
B.Age  
 50 years old and above20
 47 – 49 years old15
 44 – 46 years old10
 43 years old and below05
 MAXIMUM SCORE20
C.Length of stay since qualifying as a teacher  
 2010 and before                                              70
 2011                                                               65
 2012                                                               60
 2013                                                               55
 2014                                                               50
 2015                                                               45
 2016                                                               40
 2017                                                               35
 2018                                                               30
 2019                                                               25
 2020                                                               20
 2021                                                             15
 2022                                                               10
 2023                                                               05
 MAXIMUM SCORE70
D.Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (CBC Upgrade)05 
 MAXIMUM SCORE05
GRAND TOTAL100 

 

We confirm that the information entered in above is correct to the best of our knowledge

SELECTION PANEL SECRETARY

Name                                                                 TSC No.                                           Sign.                           Mobile No.                              Date:                                    

SELECTION PANEL CHAIRPERSON

Name                                                                 TSC No.                                           Sign.                            Mobile No.                              Date:                                  

Verified by:

TSC COUNTY DIRECTOR/ CHAIRPERSON, COUNTY SELECTION PANEL

Name                                                                 TSC No.                                           Sign.                            Mobile No.                              Date:                                  

SUB COUNTY REGISTRATION LIST OF APPLICANTS WHO PRESENTED DOCUMENTS FOR VERIFICATION

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