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TSC - Teacher recruitment in kenya 2018 is done in accordance with the recruitment guideline issued by the Commission from time to time. The commission advertises the available vacancies and interested candidates submit the application forms to the County/Institutions where they would wish to be considered for employment. Shortlisted candidates are invited to appear before a recruitment panel.

To be employed by the Commission one must meet the following requirements;

i. Must be a Kenyan citizen

ii. Must be 45 years of age and below
iii. Must be registered as a teacher as stipulated in Section 23 of the Teachers

Service Commission Act 2012.

NB: Those registered but do not possess Certificates of Registration must attach a copy of online printout of TSC Number and original bank pay- in slip for teacher registration.

iv. Original Professional and Academic Certificates which may include;

  1. CPE/KCPECertificate

  2. KCE/KCSE Certificate

  3. PTECertificate

  4. Diploma Certificate

  5. Degree Certificate

  6. School Leaving Certificates


NB: Candidates without academic and professional certificates must show evidence of having applied for confirmation from KNEC and it is the onus of the concerned teacher to follow-up with KNEC within 14 days.

2.1. Graduate Teachers

Applicants must have:

  1. a minimum mean-grade of C+ (plus) at KCSE and C+ (plus) in each of the two

    teaching subjects or,

    a minimum of two (2) principles and one (1) subsidiary pass at ‘A’ Level.

  2. In addition, they must have:

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

    2. A Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree plus a Post Graduate Diploma in

      Education (PGDE) with two teaching subjects.

    3. BachelorofSciencewithEducationandBachelorofArtswithEducation

      with two teaching subjects.

NB: Bachelor of Education holders with C Plain mean grade and C Plain in the two teaching subjects at KCSE and have undertaken a diploma or A-Level also qualify

2.2. Diploma Teachers

Applicants must have:

  1. a mean grade of C+ (plus) at KCSE or its equivalent and with at least C+ (or

    Credit Pass) in the two teaching subjects or

    a minimum of one (1) principle and two (2) subsidiaries at ‘A’ level or

  2. In addition, they must have:

    1. A Diploma in Education from a recognized Teacher Training Institution.

    2. Diploma Teachers who graduated in 2008 or before with a mean grade of C

      (plain) and C (plain) in the two teaching subjects qualify for consideration.

2.3. Certificate Teachers


  1. Minimum grade C Plain in KCSE and above.

  2. PTE Certificate from KNEC.

  3. Mean grade of C-(minus) for visually and hearing impaired persons.

 Special Needs Education: KSL and Braille is considered as a second teaching

subject e.g. Biology/KSL, Geography/Braille


  1. Candidates whose training is in subjects that are not in the Kenyan Curriculum don’t qualify for employment irrespective of undertaking a Post Graduate Diploma in education and enhancement.

  2. Applicants with Economics/Accounting, Social Education, and Ethics can apply for business studies and CRE/IRE vacancies respectively.

  3. Diploma teachers with English /other subjects qualify for employment as Teacher/Literature teachers.

  4. All applicants must have studied the two teaching subjects at KCSE except for agriculture, business studies, Home Science, and computer. For those who did not study business studies and computer, one should attain a minimum of a C+ in mathematics in KCSE. For those who did not study agriculture and home science, one should have attained a minimum of C+ in biology at KCSE.

  5. Graduate teachers should have studied a minimum of 8-course units in each teaching subjects.

  6. Candidates presenting enhancements certificates/ transcripts from recognized institutions qualify for employment.

  7. Applicants previously employed under contract and whose were terminated due to inadequate units in teaching subjects and have since obtained enhancement certificates are eligible to apply.

  8. Applicants working in other government departments who meet the requirements are eligible to apply.



  1. b) Teachers who are above 45 years can apply to be recruited on contractual terms.

  2. Such teachers will be recruited on a 3-year renewable contract subject to performance

  3. Such teachers engaged in the contract will not serve beyond the age of 65 years

Recruitment and Selection

 Applicants applying for posts in Primary schools must be holders of

a P1 certificate.

  •   Interested candidates should apply to the TSC County Director, in

    the County where a vacancy has been advertised and submit all

    relevant academic and professional documents.

  •   Primary teachers are usually employed through competitive

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

o NationalIdentitycard.
o CPE/KCPEcertificate(includingfirstattemptcertificateifone

repeated exam).
o PTEcertificate.
o School/college leaving certificates.

 Candidates without academic and professional certificates must show evidence of having applied for confirmation from KNEC and it

is the owners of the concerned teacher to follow up with KNEC within

14 days.
 Successful candidates are deployed to serve in any part of the



  •   Applicants applying for posts in Secondary Schools must be holders of a minimum of Diploma in Education Certificate.

  •   Interested candidates should apply to the Secretary, Board of Management of the school where a vacancy has been advertised and submit a copy of the application to the TSC County Director.

  •   Please note that The Teachers Service Commission only deals with TSC County Directors and Boards of Management in this exercise.

Direct application to the Commission will NOT be considered.

For detailed information on available vacancies in sub-counties and schools/institutions applicants are advised to:

  •   Visit the TSC Website and/or

  •   Visit the TSC office at the County or Sub-county of their choice.

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