In the last one week TSC held Interviews, with an aim of Recruiting teachers to reduce teacher shortages in schools. Majority of the teachers were shortlisted and attended the interviews.
Some teachers have been complaining for being disqualified by TSC during the Interviews. TSC has now come clear on the issue by stating reasons behind the act.
Below are some of the reasons that have been cited by TSC for disqualifying applicants in the recruitment exercise.
An applicant presenting forged documents leads to disqualification during recruitment exercise. The University indicated in the certificate is contacted to ascertain whether the degree is authentic.
Teachers who have been deregistered probably due to dismissal from the service or professional misconduct is another reason for disqualification during interviews.
Teachers who have two TSC numbers are also disqualified during the recruitment exercise. Having two TSC numbers comes after applying for another TSC number after being deregistered owing to professional misconduct.
Not Meeting Minimum Requirements
Applicant who does not meet the minimum threshold for recruitment are also disqualified during interview or selection exercise. For one to secure employment with TSC, applicant must score a minimum KCSE grade of C+ and at least C+ in the two teaching subjects. For bridging one must score C (plain) in the teaching subject through A-level.
Certificates from Unrecognised Institutions
An applicant who poses certificates from unrecognized institutions are also disqualified during TSC recruitment exercise.
A good example is Grade III teacher from Kyambogo University (Uganda). KNEC does not recognize Grade III certificates from Kyambogo University.
Not Declaring your Previous Employment
It is always important to note that TSC requires applicants to indicate whether they were previously employed by the commission. If one does not indicate, he or she will be disqualified.
Lack of Teaching Exposure
Teachers who have not attended their teaching practise after undertaking of enhancement programme will be disqualified during interviews.
Missing on the Graduation List
If an applicant is missing on the graduation list, he or she will be disqualified. This therefore means that one must present evidence of appearing on the graduation list.
Different Names on Certificates
Names that are appearing on all certificates must be consistent. If different names appear on ones certificate, the applicant will be disqualified. Teacher is required to submit a deed poll to justify the change of names.