TSC Sets New Guidelines and New Score sheet In the Upcoming Internship Recruitment

GENERAL INFORMATION

(a) Following the advertisement for recruitment of teacher interns, Boards ofManagement are required to conduct the selection exercise for the advertised vacancy (ies) in their institutions.

(b) Applicants will be required to submit their applications to the Secretary TeachersService Commission online through www.teacheronline.tsc.ao.ke for the institution where a vacancy has been declared.

(c) The Selection Panel is required to exercise the highest degree of transparency and accountability, as stipulated in the Public Officers Ethics Act, and TSC Code ofConduct and Ethics (CoCE, 2015). The TSC County Director or his/her representative will induct the panel members on the relevant sections of the Act and Code of Regulations for Teachers (CORT, 2015) before the commencement of the selection exercise.

(d) The TSC County Director MUST ensure that the recruitment process is done in strictadherence to the laid down protocols by the Ministry of Health on containment of COVID- 19 pandemic.

(e) TSC County Director MUST ensure that venues for interviews are accessible toapplicants with special needs.

(f) All applicants MUST be registered teachers as per Section 23 (1) of the TeachersService Commission Act, 2012. Applicants who are not duly registered shall not be considered for recruitment.(g) TSC County Directors MUST ensure that Heads of Institutions confirm online registration status of the applicants to avoid engaging unregistered/deregistered teachers.

(h) Applicants who apply for confirmation of results from KNEC should give the address of the TSC County Director of the County where they applied for recruitment. It is their responsibility to ensure that the results are received for consideration during the verification of the academic certificates.

(i) Applicants whose names differ in the academic and professional certificates and/or identification cards MUST present a sworn Affidavit to explain the variance in names.

(j) 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) in question for all the attempts.

(k) System generated Merit List will be prepared by the TSC County Director. TSC County Director shall distribute the Lists to the TSC Sub-County Directors and Heads of Institutions. Heads of Institutions shall use the Merit Lists for the interviews in consultation with the respective TSC Sub-County Directors.

(I) Upon invitation for interview, applicants shall be required to present the originals and clear copies of the following documents: –

i) National identification card;

ii) Certificate of Registration as a teacher;

iii) Diploma/Degree certificate and official transcripts;

iv) KCSE certificates or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts ifone re-sat exams);

v) KCPE certificate or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams);

vi) Primary and Secondary School leaving certificates and other relevant testimonials;

vii) National Council of Persons with Disability (NCPWD) Card (where applicable);

viii) Sworn Affidavit where names appearing on the submitted documents differ;

ix) Proof of payment for the Statement of confirmation of results by KNEC(where applicable);

(m) The date, venue and time of the interview will be displayed at the Commission’s County, Sub-County, Zonal and Institutional offices.

(n) Heads of Institutions will communicate to all shortlisted applicants through SMS(Short Message Service) at least seven (7) days before the actual date of interview. This will help applicants To ensure they familiarize with the venue, dates and where Interviews will be conducted

(o) All applicants, irrespective of gender, disability, ethnicity or Home County shall begiven equal opportunities.

(p) In the event of a tie, consideration for selection will be determined as per theorder of priority shown hereunder:

i) Applicants’ disability status;

ii) Length of stay since graduating as a teacher; iii) Length of stay since registering as a teacher;

iv) Strength of academic and professional certificates presented.N/B: If applicants tie at aggregate grades, subject grades shall be considered.

(q) The names of interviewed applicants ranked in order of performance in theselection process for each vacancy (Appendix iii) shall be submitted to the Commission by the TSC County Director together with duly signed copies of Internship Agreement and Offer of Internship letter.

(r) Applicants who were previously employed by the Commission are not eligible forthe internship programme.

2.0. AUTHENTICITY OF ACADEMIC, PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER RELATED DOCUMENTS

Applicants must present original and legible photocopies of the following documents: –

i) National identification card;

ii) Certificate of Registration as a teacher;

iii) Diploma/Degree certificate and accompanying transcripts;

iv) KCSE certificates or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts ifone re-sat exams);

v) KCPE certificate or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams);

vi) Proof of payment for the Statement of confirmation of results by KNEC(where applicable);

-vii) Primary and Secondary School leaving certificates and other relevaht testimonials;

viii) National Council of Persons with Disability (NCPWD) Card (where applicable);

ix) Sworn Affidavit where names appearing on the submitted documents differ.

NB: Provisional transcript(s) shall not be accepted.

(a) The selection panel shall verify that: –

(i) The applicant meets the requirements stipulated in the TSC advertisement;

(ii) All submitted original academic and professional certificates, as well asofficial transcripts are authentic.

(b)The Secretary, Board of Management shall certify photocopies of the certificates and confirm to the Sub-County Director that they are true copies of the candidate’s original academic and professional certificates.

(c) Once the interview process is completed, the results will be communicated to all applicants on the same day. Successful applicant(s) documents shall be forwarded to the TSC County Director’s office for further vetting before the signing of the Internship Agreement and issuance of Offer of Internship letter.

(d) It is the responsibility of the TSC County Director/Representative to ensure that the: –

(i) Exercise is fair and transparent;

(ii) Successful applicant(s) on the Merit List are invited to sign the Internship Agreement and issued with Offer of Internship letter.

(e) All the relevant documents shall be submitted to the TSC County Director’s officeby the TSC Sub-County Director. The TSC County Director, upon verification and ensuring that all the requirements are met by the successful candidates, shall submit the recruitment documents to the TSC Headquarters within the stipulated timelines.

(h) Any applicant(s) who present forged/fake academic, professional and otherdocuments commit(s) an offence and shall be disqualified and/or deregistered.

3.0 SELECTION PANEL

(a) Chairperson, Board of Management Chairperson

(b) Head of the Institution Secretary

(c) Subject Specialist Member

(d) TSC County Director/ Representative Member

TOTAL 4 members

SELECTION PANEL FOR SCHOOLS WITHOUT BOM

(a) TSC County Director/ Representative – Chairperson

(b) Head of the Institution -Secretary

(c) Subject Specialist Member

(d) PA Chairperson Member

TOTAL 4

The TSC County Director shall ensure that the Selection Panel is well sensitized to conduct the interview within the COVID-19 containment measures as set by the Ministry of Health.

4.0 SELECTION CRITERIA

(a) The Secretary, Board of Management shall provide to the selection panel a systemgenerated list of all applicants as received from the TSC County Director.

(b) The selection panel shall interview only those who meet the set criteria. The TSC County Director should note any inconsistency (ies), adhere to the guidelines and guide the applicants /selection panel and the Commission accordingly.

(c) Applicants shall appear in person before the selection panel. The selection panelshall score each applicant based on the selection score guide.

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

5.0 QUALIFICATIONS

1. Graduate Teacher Interns Applicants must have a minimum mean grade of C+ (plus) at KCSE and C+ (plus) in each of the two teaching subjects or two (2) Principles and one (1) Subsidiary pass at ‘A’ Level. In addition, they must have:

(a) A Bachelor of Education Degree with two (2) teaching subjects.

(b) A Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) with two teaching subjects.

(c) Bachelor of Science with Education/Bachelor of Arts with Education with two teaching subjects.

(d) Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Extension with two teaching subjects.

Diploma Teacher Interns

Applicants must have a minimum Mean Grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE or its equivalent with at least C+ (Plus) (or Credit pass) in the two teaching subjects or one (1) Principle and two (2) Subsidiaries at A-Level. In addition, they must have:

A Diploma in Education from a recognized Teacher Training Institution.

NB: a) Diploma Teacher Interns who graduated in 2008 or before with aMean Grade of C (Plain) and C (Plain) in the two teaching Subjects are eligible;

b) Hearing and Visually impaired teachers who enrolled for training withMean Grade of C (Plain) and C (Plain) in the two teaching subjects are eligible.

3. Technical Teacher Interns

Applicants must have a minimum Mean Grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE or it( equivalent with at least C+ (Plus) (or Credit Pass) in the two teaching subjects oi. one (1) Principle and two (2) Subsidiaries at `A’-Level.

In addition, they must have:

(a) Bachelor of Education Technology (Bed TECH); OR

(b) (i) Bachelor of Science (BSc) in any relevant technicalSubject (s) /Course; or(ii) Higher Diploma in a technical course; or (iii) A Diploma in a technical course.

Further, applicants under category (b) above MUST possess a Diploma in Technical Teacher Education from Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC), previously known as Kenya Technical Teachers College or a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from a recognized University.

SELECTION SCORE GUIDE FOR TEACHER INTERNS – SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Applicants should be awarded marks during the selection in accordance with the areas specified below.

The schedule below should be used for this

NO.  |SCORING AREAS |Actual Score

Academic and Professional qualificationsDegree (BED)

(i)       First Class.                     35

(ii)      Second Class                 30

(iii)     Pass.                                25

OR

Degree BA + PGDE or BSC + PGDE

(i)     First Class                         35

(ii)    Second Class                    30

(iii)  Pass                                     25

OR

Diploma + Dip. Tech. Education

(i)   Distinction.                           35

(ii) Credit                                      30

(iii) Pass                                       25

OR

Diploma in Education

(i)  Distinction                               35

(ii) Credit                                        30

(iii) Pass                                         25 MAXIMUM SCORE.                      35

B. Length of stay since qualifying as ateacher for those who have never been employed by the Commission.

I)2012 and before                            60

ii. 2013.                                              55

iii. 2014                                              50

iv. 2015                                              45

v. 2016                                               40

vi. 2017                                              35

vii. 2018                                             30

viii. 2019                                            25

ix. 2020 and after                             20

MAXIMUM SCORE                           60

NB: For purposes of scoring part C, year of completion of professional training(BED or PGDE) whose certificate is used to score part A of this score sheet determines the length of stay but not year of enhancement.

(C) (i) Communication ability

a) Communication skills                1

b) Presentation.                               1

(ii) Evidence of Participation in Co-curricular activities                           1

iii) Students’ academic performance (Exam records for the last 3years) 1

c) Special talents (Leadership awards and acknowledgement)                    1

NB: No candidate should score zero inthis section

MAXIMUM SCORE 5GRAND TOTAL 100

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