The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has kicked off the process of verification of documents for Primary and Junior Secondary School Intern Teachers across the Country.
Messages obtained by Kenyadailypress.co.ke reveal that TSC sub-county directors across the country have invited eligible intern applicants to verify their documents starting from Monday, 31th July.
Applicants who receive an SMS from the Sub- county director should present the following documents to the recruitment panel during verification.
- National identification card;
- Certificate of Registration as a teacher;
- Diploma/Degree certificate and official transcripts;
- KCSE certificates or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams);
- KCPE certificate or its equivalent (include certificates for attempts if one re-sat exams);
- Primary and Secondary School leaving certificates and other relevant testimonials;
- National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) Card (where applicable);
- An Affidavit sworn under the Oaths and Statutory Declarations Act, Cap 15 of the Laws of Kenya to explain the variance in names;
- Letter of certification of results by KNEC (where applicable).
As per TSC recruitment guidelines, Sub-County Directors are required to confirm the online registration status of the applicants during the shortlisting stage to ensure that only registered and eligible teachers are considered, thus avoiding engagement with unregistered/deregistered teachers or ineligible candidates.
“The TSC Sub-County Director shall invite shortlisted applicants for the verification of documents through a Short Messaging Service (SMS). The message shall include interview date, venue and time of the The verification of documents shall be conducted at least seven (7) days from the date of invitation.” TSC guidelines read part.
When hiring new teachers, the Commission ensures that 5% of all the advertised positions are reserved for teachers with disabilities, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and the Law.
Earlier this month, the TSC announced a total of 18,000 job vacancies for intern teachers in junior Secondary Schools (JSS) and 2,000 vacancies in Public Primary Schools.
In a circular, the commission disclosed that the one-year Internship Programme aims to equip and sustain the competencies of tutors entering the teaching service.
Interns attached to primary schools are eligible for a monthly stipend of Sh15,000, while those attached to JSS will receive a monthly stipend of Sh20,000.