TSC Online Recruitment Portal And Open Vacancies 2023: Latest News And Updates

Discover the digital gateway to the Teachers Service Commission through the TSC Recruitment Portal. Get all the essential information and step-by-step guidance.

Aug 6, 2023 - 11:14
Aug 6, 2023 - 11:14
TSC Online Recruitment Portal And Open Vacancies 2023: Latest News And Updates
TSC Online Recruitment Portal And Open Vacancies: Latest News And Updates

Although the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) was officially established in 1967, its origins stretch back to the 1950s. It was a time when the teaching profession in Kenya was under the leadership of retired President Daniel T Moi. Together with other dedicated educators, Moi rallied to create a single body to oversee the needs and concerns of all teachers.

Imagine this: back then, teachers were hired either by missionaries, local governments, or the Central Government. This setup led to salaries, benefits, and other work-related inconsistencies. Fast forward to 1964, and the Kenya Education Commission Report (also known as The Ominde Report) amplified the call for a more harmonized teaching profession. It was a pivotal moment that, three years later, birthed the TSC.

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Demystifying the Kenya TSC Recruitment Portal

The TSC Recruitment Portal is the digital gateway for all activities and transactions related to the Teachers Service Commission. Whether you're a veteran educator or just starting teaching, this portal covers you. Some of the core functionalities include:

  • New teacher registration.
  • Teacher posting & entry/exit management.
  • Application for a duplicate registration certificate.
  • Status checks on your registration.

Intrigued? I thought you might be. Let's delve a little deeper.

Registering with TSC: A Step-by-Step Guide

Kickstarting Your Journey

First and foremost, any aspiring teacher aiming to be a part of the esteemed TSC workforce should be aware of a few prerequisites:

  • A registration fee of Kshs. 1060 is mandatory. And yes, it's non-refundable. This fee should be deposited to the designated TSC Registration Account at the National Bank of Kenya. And if you're tech-savvy, using the Pay Bill Business Number 625625 is an option too.
  • Always ensure you have a Bank Deposit Slip before diving into the application process.
  • Scan and have ready your required original documents. No shortcuts here!
  • Avoid misleading the Teachers Service Commission with false information. Honesty is the best policy.
  • Physical, paper-based applications? They're a thing of the past. Everything is digital now.
  • Lost your registration certificate? A duplicate can be obtained for a fee of Kshs. 2060.

Essential Documents for Your TSC Application

Ensuring your application sails smoothly means having all your documents in order. These include:

  • Personal identification – either an ID or Passport.
  • Your KRA pin – don't leave home without it!
  • Evidence of payment, typically your Bank Draft.
  • Medical clearance in the form of a GP 69 medical letter.
  • Certificate of good conduct – an essential for educators.
  • Transcripts, passport photos, disability certificates (if applicable), and clearance from higher education authorities.

The Recruitment Standards of TSC

Did you know that the Teachers Service Commission has set standards for recruitment? Well, now you do! Here are the critical requirements:

  1. You must be a proud Kenyan citizen.
  2. It should be, at most, 45 years.
  3. Registration as a teacher, as stipulated in the Teachers Service Commission Act 2012, is mandatory.
  4. Original academic and professional awards, such as:
    • CPE/KCPE/KCSE Certificate.
    • PTE Certificate.
    • Diploma Certificate.
    • Degree Certificate.
    • School Leaving Certificate.

When and Where to Apply

Key Dates: Mark May 26th, 2023 on your calendars! It's the date when the TSC kickstarts its recruitment drive. With the closing date set as Tuesday, 1st August 2023, you've got ample time, but why wait till the last moment? You can access the application forms and additional details here.

The application process is straightforward for those interested in primary school positions. All you need is a P1 certificate and an eagerness to educate. Secondary school applicants require at least a Diploma in Education Certificate.

And remember, always apply directly through the TSC Recruitment application portal.

For those unfamiliar with the various TSC portals, we have:

Creating an Account on TSC Career Portal

If you're a newcomer, you need an account to access the portal. Here's how to create one:

  1. Visit www.tsc.go.ke.
  2. Navigate to the “Online Services” menu.
  3. Click on the “Teachers Online Services” option.
  4. Hit the “Register” button.
  5. Input your details and complete the registration process!

Available TSC Job Vacancies for 2023

Several positions are available, ranging from principals, deputy principals, and headteachers to internship opportunities. These positions cut across regular and Special Needs Education (SNE) institutions.

Job Position T-Scale Number of Posts
Principal (Regular Secondary School) 13 349
Principal (SNE Secondary School) 13 11
Deputy Principal I 13 9
Deputy Principal II 12 363
Deputy Principal III (SNE Secondary School) 11 13
Deputy Head Teacher II (Regular Primary School) 9 2,568
Senior Teacher II (C2/ T-Scale 7) 7 89
Deputy Head Teacher II (C4/T-Scale 9) 9 69
Senior Teacher II (C2/ T-Scale 7) 7 10
Senior Master IV (C4/T-Scale 9) 9 26
Chemistry/Physics Internship - -
Biology/ Chemistry Internship - -
Kiswahili /IRE Internship - -
Maths/ BST Internship - -
Kiswahili/ GEO Internship - -
English /Literature Internship - -
Biology /Chemistry Internship - -

The Don'ts of TSC Application

  1. Avoid applying directly to the Commission. Only TSC County Directors and Boards of Management are the right channels.
  2. Only submit all the necessary documents.
  3. Do not offer false information or fake certificates.

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The Teachers Service Commission of Kenya is a testament to the country's commitment to quality education. As the main body responsible for the welfare and management of teachers, the TSC offers a structured, transparent, and efficient recruitment process. Any aspiring educator can confidently navigate the TSC recruitment journey with the information above.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is the TSC Recruitment Application Form for 2023/2024 available?
    Yes, the application form is accessible online at www.teachersonline.go.ke.

  2. When is the TSC Recruitment for 2023 starting?
    The recruitment process kicks off on May 26th, 2023.

  3. What are the latest TSC Job Vacancies for 2023?
    Some positions include Principal, Deputy Principal I, and Deputy Principal II, among others.

  4. How can one check their TSC registration status?
    Visit the TSC registration status portal, input your TSC ID or Passport Number, and click search.

  5. Are there any charges for the TSC application form?
    No, the application form is free of charge.

  6. Where can one find more details about sub-county openings?
    Details are available at the TSC website and their respective County or Sub-County TSC offices.

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Joseph Richard Joseph is a graduate of Mathematics and Computer Science (Applied Option). With expertise in Technology and Finance, he brings his knowledge to the field, demonstrating an authoritative understanding of these interrelated areas. Joseph is pursuing a Master's in Software Engineering, further expanding his skill set.