The Teachers Service Commission is a government agency tasked with hiring teachers and assigning them to any public school in Kenya, as well as promoting, transferring, disciplining, and terminating their employment. To be hired by the commission to teach in a Kenyan public school, you must meet all of the TSC’s teaching criteria.
For diploma and bachelor of education graduates, the revised TSC requirements for teacher recruitment state that you must have a mean grade of C+ or higher in KCSE, as well as a C+ in two teaching disciplines, to teach in secondary schools.
Applicants with PTE must have a C-plain or above and KNEC’s PTE Certificate.
For visually and hearing-impaired people, the average grade is C-minus.
With a C in the KCSE, you can become a primary school teacher but not a secondary school teacher. Secondary school teachers must have a minimum grade of C+ in KCSE, as well as a C+ in each of their two teaching subjects.
A bachelor’s degree in education with two (2) teaching subjects or a bachelor’s degree in science or arts with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in two teaching subjects are the minimal academic and professional requirements for teacher registration and recruitment.
Bachelor of Education undergraduates with a mean grade of C Plain and C Plain in the two teaching subjects at KCSE are qualified, as are individuals who have obtained a Diploma in Education or gone through the A level system in the applicable area(s).
Those who complete the course will be awarded a bridging or pre-university diploma. For the Diploma, applicants must have a required C+ (plus) grade in two teaching areas, or one (1) Principle and two (2) Subsidiaries at the “A” level, or its equivalent.
They must also have a grade of C (plain) in English and a grade of C (plain) in maths for science-based programs, or a grade of D+ (plus) in maths for non-science programs.
They must also have an education diploma from a certified teacher training college.
Diploma Teachers who finished college with a mean grade of C (plain) and C (plain) in both teaching subject areas in 2008 or before are qualified.
Hearing impaired and blind students who have received a C or C in the two teaching courses are also qualified for training.