Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is the only commission mandated to recruit, discipline, promote and remunerate teachers in Kenya. The commission is currently under the leadership of Dr. Nancy Macharia.
Following the latest advertisement on teachers’ recruitment that is set to begin on 22nd of July 2021, the commission chose to award 30 marks to both junior and senior interns disadvantaging non intern teachers.
The score sheet however raised eyebrows to Kenyans and unemployed teachers who graduated earlier but never secured internship vacancies.
Following these complains, it is now good news that the Commission through Dr. Macharia has opted to rivert to its traditional way of awarding marks to candidates. In the intern score sheet, applicants in the second class honors upper division will now score five marks more than those in lower class division. Graduates of 2015 and before will now score 50 marks as it was the case to the initial score sheet.
This is contrary to the current score sheet for permanent recruitment where both would have scored the same marks.
However, Degree and Diploma candidates with the same graduation year will continue scoring same marks for them to be enrolled in internship employment.