TSC Finally gives Reasons for disqualifying Teachers in 2021 Recruitment

TSC Chairperson, Nancy Macharia addressing a Media press

In the last one week TSC held Interviews, with an aim of Recruiting teachers to reduce teacher shortages in schools. Majority teachers were shortlisted and attended the interviews. Some teacher 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.

Click to see list of teachers disqualified by TSC; TSC Issues a list of Teachers whose Employment Applications have been Rejected and Reasons Behind it

Below, am going to delve deeply into some of the reasons that have been cited by TSC for disqualifying applicants in the recruitment exercise.


Applicants presenting forged documents is the main reason that may lead to disqualification during recruitment exercise. The University indicated in the certificate  is contacted to ascertain whether the degree is authentic.

Deregistered Teachers

Teachers who have been deregistered probably due to dismissal from the service or professional misconduct is another reason for disqualification during interviews.

Read more: High school and primary school Teachers’ interdiction,reasons behind the interdictions,Tsc stated offences and evidence required for interdiction

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.

Read also: TSC Registration Requirements and News TSC Number application guide

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.

Read more: TSC Issues a list of Teachers whose Employment Applications have been Rejected and Reasons Behind it

Certificates From Unrecognised Institutions

Applicants 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.

Read also: TSC issues a list of Applicants not eligible for employment 2021

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.

Read also: TSC Confirms that All TSC Employed Teachers will Undertake Refresher Courses Starting 31st August 2021

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.

Read also; TSC Recruitment shortlisted applicants per county

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