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Teachers Service Commission (Kenya)

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is mandated by the
Constitution of Kenya
(2010), Article 237 to among others;

  1. Register
    qualified persons as teachers and
  2. Review
    the standards of education and training of persons entering the teaching
    service.

The TSC Act (2012) Section 23 (2) prohibits any person from
engaging in teaching service unless one is registered as a teacher. The TSC
Code of Regulations for Teachers (2015) Part III further provides Conditions
and Procedure for Registration of Teachers.

TSC Academic requirements for Early Childhood
Development Education, ECDE,Teachers

Certificate

  • Minimum of CPE/KCPE plus
    ECDE Certificate from KNEC.
  • Minimum mean grade
    D+(plus) at KCSE and ECDE Certificate from KNEC.
  •  Minimum mean grade
    D (plain) at KCSE, KNEC proficiency certificate, ECDE Certificate from KNEC
    Diploma.

Diploma

  • Mean
    grade C Plain at KCSE and ECDE Certificate from KNEC.
  • Mean
    grade C+ (plus) and above for University Diploma.

Degree

  • Mean
    grade C+ and above

TSC Academic and Professional
requirements for Primary Teacher Education, PTE, Teachers

  • Minimum
    grade C Plain in KCSE and above.
  • PTE
    Certificate from KNEC.
  •  Mean
    grade of C-(minus) for visually and hearing impaired persons.

TSC Academic and
Professional requirements for Diploma teachers

  • Minimum
    grade C Plus in KCSE and above and C+ (plus) in the two subjects specialization
  • Minimum
    grade C Plain in KCSE and above.
  • At
    least C plain in English
  • C
    (plain) in Mathematics for Science based courses
  • D+(
    plus) in Mathematics in non-science based courses.

TSC Academic and
professional for Diploma in Education for Visually and hearing impaired
Teachers

  • Minimum
    grade C Plain in KCSE and above.
  •  At
    least C minus in English
  •  C
    (minus) in Mathematics for Science based courses
  • D(
    plain) in Mathematics in non-science based courses

TSC Academic and
professional requirements for Bachelor of Education

  • Minimum
    mean grade C+ (plus) and above or its equivalent.
  • C+
    (plus) in two subjects of specialization.

TSC Academic and Professional requirements
for Bachelor for Arts/Bachelor of Education

  •  Minimum
    grade C Plus in KCSE and above and C+ (plus) in the two subjects
    specialization.
  • Post
    graduate diploma in Education (PGDE).

TSC Registration
requirements for Teachers (Kenyan Citizens
)

  1. Certificate of Good Conduct
  2.  relevant academic and professional certificates from
    recognized
    institutions
  3. a copy of Identity Card or Passport
  4. passport photo
  5. KRA Pin Certificate
  6.  dully filled GP 69 Medical Form and
  7. Payment of registration fee;
    Non-refundable fee of Kshs. 1055/- Deposit is made to the TSC;
    Registration Account –
    National Bank of Kenya – No. 01001000905001
    or Simple Banking using Pay Bill Business Number 625625

TSC Registration
requirements for Teachers (Non Kenyan Citizens)

  1.  academic and Professional Certificates and other
    evidence for registration as a teacher obtained in Kenya or the country of
    origin
  2. Academic and Professional Certificates. NB: Must have been
    awarded by an accredited foreign institution and equated by the relevant public
    body in Kenya
  3. Certificate of Registration as a teacher or authority to
    teach in the country of origin
  4. a valid Entry / Work Permit issued by the Department of
    Immigration
  5. a valid Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the relevant
    law enforcement agency in the country of origin
  6. vetting letter from the Ministry of Education (Kenya) and
  7. prescribed fee of Kshs. 1055

NB: All documents must be
certified by either a TSC Director or TSC Sub –

County Director.

TSC Teacher Registration
Process

The Commission has provided an online
platform for application and registration of
teachers. Once an applicant is sure that he/she has all the required documents,
they can visit the TSC website – www.teachersonline.go.ke and
begin the application process.

Upon the receipt of the application, the
Commission vets the documents and the
applicant is given response / decision within 30 (thirty days).

If the application is successful, the
applicant is issued with a Registration Certificate which bears the
Commission’s Chief Executive Officer’s signature.

The Certificate is then immediately
posted to the teacher through the postal address indicated in the application.

Also applicants can access their
registration status and/or TSC Number online on TSC website.

Temporary Teacher
Registration Certificate from TSC

The TSC Code of Regulations (2015),
Regulation 27 mandates the Commissions to issue a Temporary Teacher
Registration Certificate to a person who;

  • is
    in Kenya on recognized education exchange programmes or other
    international bilateral arrangements or
  • not
    having trained as a teacher but holds a relevant certificate issued to
    him/her under any law relating to education and training.

Why TSC may not
register a teacher

Section 27 of TSC Act 2012 mandates the
Commission not register a person as a
teacher who;

  • does
    not possess the prescribed qualifications,
  •  is
    not of good moral character,
  • has
    been convicted of a sexual offence or an offence committed against a learner,
  • has
    been convicted of a criminal offence which in the opinion of the Commission,
    renders the person unfit to be teacher,
  • is
    engaged in any activities which in the opinion of the Commission, are
    prejudicial to peace, good order or good government in Kenya,
  • Suffers
    from such physical or mental infirmity which in the opinion of a registered
    medical practitioner renders the person incapable of performing the duties of a
    teacher.

Revocation/recall of
tsc certificate of registration

The Commission is mandated by the TSC
Code of Regulations for Teachers (2015),
regulation 30 to after a due process revoke and recall a Certificate of
Registration that
was obtained through;

  •  fraud
  • misrepresentation
  • forgery
  • a
    result of mistake or
  • other
    unlawful means

Removal of the Name
from TSC Register

The Commission is mandated by the TSC
Act (2012), Regulation 30 to after due
process remove from the register the name of a person who;

  •  has
    died,
  • the
    Commission is satisfied has obtained registration through fraudulent
    means,
  • has
    been convicted of a sexual offence or an offence against a pupil or a student,
  • has
    been convicted of a criminal offence which in the opinion of the Commission
    renders the person unfit to be a teacher,
  • the
    Commission has directed removal from the register as a result of disciplinary
    proceedings instituted or
  • Suffers
    from physical or mental illness or infirmity which renders the person incapable
    of performing the duties as a teacher.

Offenses relating to
teacher registration

The TSC Code of Regulations 2015,
Regulation 39 spells out that any person who;

  1.  falsely or fraudulently holds himself / herself as a
    registered teacher,
  2. Not being a registered teacher and teaches or assists in
    teaching in any school,
  3. causes, permits, or employs to teach in any school a person
    who is not
    registered,
  4. defaces, amends or erases any entry in the Certificate of
    Registration,
  5. Applies for employment as a teacher in any name other than
    the full name as
    entered in the Register of Teachers,
  6. has been removed from the Register of Teachers but continues
    to teach or
  7.  having been removed from the Register of Teachers and
    continues to hold and
    use the Certificate of Registration for teaching or for any other purpose,
  8. commits an offence and is liable on conviction a fine not
    exceeding one hundred thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not
    exceeding twelve months or both.

Teacher Registration
enquiries

For any inquiries on Teacher
Registration the applicants or the public can Call 020-
2892351 or send an e-mail to; info@tsc.go.ke.