The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) in Kenya is in charge of hiring elementary and secondary school teachers. The commission employs thousands of highly skilled teachers throughout various educational institutions. All qualified individuals should stay up to date on the most recent TSC recruitment news and procedures as the organization has stated it will be hiring more teachers soon.

There is a lot of interest in the recently announced TSC recruitment. The government posted thousands of employment vacancies. All qualified candidates should be aware of the hiring process and conduct the necessary preparation procedures.

TSC Recruitment 2023

In October 2022, President William Ruto announced the government will hire at least 30,000 teachers beginning January 2023. The move is aimed at closing the prevailing teacher shortage in primary and secondary schools.

The current shortage is partly attributed to natural attrition. The soon-to-be TSC replacement process will bridge the gap and improve the quality of education in the country. Recruitment will be done by the TSC.

Have TSC vacancies been announced?

Although the president has alerted qualified persons to be ready for TSC employment in 2023, the body is yet to announce open vacancies. This means that the recruitment portal is still closed.

The number of TSC vacancies per county also remains unknown. Once the body is ready, it will call for applications and open the application portal to the public.

Minimum requirements for TSC recruitment

If you are a trained and qualified teacher seeking employment, you must familiarise yourself with the minimum requirements for the fast-approaching recruitment process.

Below are the minimum requirements to be shortlisted for a position.

Primary school teachers

  • Must be a Kenyan citizen
  • Must be a holder of a P1 certificate
  • Must be registered with the TSC

Secondary school teachers

  • Must be a Kenyan citizen
  • Must be a holder of at least a Diploma in Education
  • Must be registered with the Teachers Service Commission

Practising teachers

  • Must be a Kenyan citizen
  • Must be a holder of a P1 certificate
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with two teaching subjects
  • Must have attained at least C+ (plus) mean grade in KCSE or its equivalent in the two teaching subjects
  • Must be serving under the Teachers Service Commission

Intern teachers

  • Must be a Kenyan citizen
  • Must be registered with the TSC
  • Must be a holder of a P1 Certificate for Primary school teachers or a minimum of a Diploma in Education for secondary school teachers
  • Have original academic and professional certificates
  • Should not have been in previous employment with the TSC as a teacher on permanent terms
  • Must be ready to be posted to any public educational institution in the country
  • Must have personal accident insurance to cover personal risks during the internship period

How to apply for TSC recruitment

As soon as TSC announces vacancies online, you should follow the steps below to submit your online application. Note that all interested candidates must submit their application forms online through the TSC portal.

  • Visit the TSC online portal on an internet-enabled device. A laptop or desktop computer is recommended.
  • Sign in to the portal, and click Active Adverts for Teachers. You will be redirected to a page with a list of open vacancies.
  • Scroll to your desired post and click Actions.
  • Click View/ Apply. You will view all the details related to the post.
  • Enter your surname, ID, and TSC number to proceed.
  • Fill in the details that follow to complete the application. Once done, click Submit to complete the process.

NB: Do not submit your application in hard copy after submitting it online. Remember, TSC does not demand an application fee, so if someone asks you for money, they are duping you.

Required documents

Successful applicants must produce the documents listed below.

  • A copy of your National Identity Card or passport
  • A copy of your teacher registration certificate from the Teachers Service Commission
  • A copy of the National Council for Persons with Disability card (where applicable)
  • A valid certificate of good conduct
  • Two coloured passport-size photographs.
  • A copy of your National Health Insurance Fund card
  • A copy of the Kenya Revenue Authority Personal Identification Number (KRA PIN)

Is TSC recruiting teachers in 2023?

Yes, the Government of Kenya will recruit at least 30,000 teachers in 2023 through the Teachers’ Service Commission.

Will P1 teachers be employed by TSC?

Yes, P1 teachers will be employed in the upcoming recruitment process. They will be posted across various public primary schools in the country.

How can I apply for TSC recruitment?

Once TSC calls for applications, visit the official portal on an internet-enabled device. Submit your filled-in application forms online.

Has TSC advertised recruitment?

The Teachers’ Service Commission is yet to advertise recruitment. There are indications the process will be conducted in 2023.

Many people are awaiting the TSC recruitment process in 2023. If you are qualified and interested, start preparing to increase your chances of bagging a teaching job in Kenya.

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