New TSC Score sheet for Primary teacher (P1) employment for 2021/2022 Marking scheme, Required Documents and Selection panel

 Each year TSC advertise employment opportunities for primary schools teachers and post primary schools tutors through print media. This gives opportunity to trained teachers who are unemployed.

Though primary teacher employment takes time, the good thing is that ultimately one will secure a job. Applicants for primary post must be holders of P1 certificate. In addition be a Kenyan citizen aged 44 years and below.

Just like the case of secondary teacher recruitment, length of stay and P1 qualifications also play a vital role in employment of P1 teachers. Apart from length of stay since completion of teaching course, the age bracket of an individual has some weight in ones employment.

During the selection day one should carry the following original documents to sub-county selection panel;

  1. National Identity card.
  2. CPE/KCPE certificate (including first attempt certificate if one repeated exam).
  3. PTE certificate.
  4. School/college leaving certificates.

Sub county selection panel shall include the following;

  1. Sub-County Director – Chairperson
  2. TSC Sub-County Human Resource Officer – Secretary
  3. All zonal Curriculum Support Officer – Members

Here is the score sheet for P1 recruitment and employment 2021/2022

It is important to note that those teachers who are currently serving under internship programme will have an advantage of thirty(30) marks.

P1 Qualifications (SORING AREAS)SCORE
6-14 points40
15-26 points35
27-38 points30
39-52 points25
53-64 points20
MAXIMUM SCORE40
Evidence of internship service30
LENGTH OF STAY SINCE GRADUATION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN EMPLOYED BY TSC
2015 and before30
201625
201720
201815
201910
2020 and after5
MAXIMUM SCORE30
LENGTH OF STAY SINCE GRADUATION FOR THOSE WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY EMPLOYED BY TSC
2020 and after30
2019-201825
2017-201620
2015-201415
2013-201210
2011 and before5
MAXIMUM SCORE30
GRAND TOTAL100

Where applicants tie in score, the panel is advised to apply the criteria below in the order given:

  • Age of the applicant (44-45 years) with previous teaching experience of three years and had not previously been employed by the Commission.
  • Give preference to applicants with highest grade obtained in Teaching Practice;
  • Use quality of the academic KCSE certificates;
  • Give preference to applicants who graduated earlier;
  • Give preference to applicants who had not been previously employed by the Commission.

Here is the score sheet for P1 recruitment and employment for teachers with Special Needs;

P1 QUALIFICATIONS (SORING AREAS)SCORE
6-27 points40
28-39 points35
40-53 points30
54-64 points25
MAXIMUM SCORE40
Evidence of internship service30
LENGTH OF STAY SINCE GRADUATION
2017 and before40
201835
201930
2020 and after25
MAXIMUM SCORE40
GRAND TOTAL100

Where applicants tie in score, the panel is advised to apply the criteria below in the order given:

  • Age of the applicant (44-45 years) with previous teaching experience of three years and had not been previously employed by the Commission;
  • Give preference to applicants with highest grade obtained in Teaching Practice;
  • Use quality of the academic certificates KCSE;
  • Give preference to applicants who graduated earlier.
  • Give preference to applicants who had not been previously employed by the Commission.

Complaints (What to do in case of dissatisfaction)

Keep in mind that the process of selection is transparent and only a qualified candidate carries the day. However, if one is not satisfied with process, there is a laid down mechanism to register your dissatisfaction.

Any candidate who is dissatisfied with the whole exercise of employment should complain immediately in writing to the TSC county director and a copy sent to TSC headquarters within a period of not more than 7 days after the selection exercise. TSC county director will analyze such complaints and submit a report to TSC headquarters with necessary recommendations.

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