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

TSC, has released a list of teachers who are currently not eligible for employment. Additionally, the Commission has listed reasons as to why the teachers can not be employed.

TSC has given a number of reasons why some teachers could get regret letters after trying to apply for the advertised Jobs.

The list posted on this page shows the names of disqualified applicants plus their TSC numbers and teaching subjects. Also stated alongside the teachers’ details and reasons as to why their employment has been nullified by the employer.

TSC, may reject the application for employment by a teacher during the vetting process. Such a teacher will then be sent a regret letter; detailing the reasons why his/ her employment application has been rejected by the Commission. Normally Successful applicants, get their employment letters.

Once the interview exercise is completed the TSC County Director submits the required documents to the TSC Headquarters.

Where names on submitted documents differ, the applicant will be required to submit a sworn affidavit.


Once the documents have been submitted to the TSC headquarter, a rigorous exercise is carried out that involves close scrutiny of the documents.

This exercise takes many days, and this explains the reason (s) as to why appointment letters delay for up to a period of over three (3) months. Here are some of the reasons why a teacher may get a regret letter from TSC:

1. If the teacher took lesser units in the teaching subjects at college. TSC requires that a teacher takes a minimum of eight (8) units for each of the teaching subjects. Except for Technical subjects, in post primary institutions,the teaching subjects must appear in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) certificate.

2. For secondary school teachers, the minimum score for the teaching subjects is a C+ (plus). .If you got a mean grade of below a C+ (plus), for high school teachers,then count yourself unlucky.

The Commission will have to reject your application for employment.

3. Your names should not conflict on your documents. In case of any disparities, it is necessary that you get a sworn affidavit.

4. Detected fraud; If the recruitment process was flawed at the County level and the wrong’ applicant filled the TSC employment form, then the decision would be rescinded and the right candidate be employed.

These are just but some of the reasons that may make the Commission to reject a teacher’s application for employment.

5. Applicant previously employed by TSC, dismissed and removed from the teacher register,


Click here to see the list issued buy TSC

Failing to meet the TSC minimum grade and teaching subjects requirements,

Some applicants were missing from their respective universities’ graduation lists,

  • Having differing names on academic documents, among other reasons.

The Commission asks the recruiting panels top be more keen to avoid scenarios where undeserving applicants are given the TSC jobs.

“Kindly check on the reasons for disqualifications and ensure the academic transcripts are carefully scrutinized to avoid a repeat of similar mistakes” reads a note by TSC.

The teachers whose names appear on the list will now receive regret letters from TSC.

The Commission has set stringent recruitment guidelines for teachers. Some of these include:

  1. Applicants must present original and legible photocopies of the following documents: National Identification Card, CPE/KCPE certificates, KCE/KCSE certificates (include first attempt certificate if repeated exams), Diploma/Degree Certificates and official transcripts and Primary and Secondary Schools leaving certificates.

Provisional transcripts shall not be accepted Where names on the submitted documents differ, the applicant will be required to submit a sworn affidavit.

  • The selection panel shall vet each applicant to verify that:
  1. He/she meets the requirements of the TSC advertisement.
  2. All the submitted original academic and professional certificates, as well as official transcripts are authentic. The Secretary, Board of Management should certify photocopies of the certificates and authenticate the information provided to the TSC County Director.
  3. A proof of application for confirmation of results from KNEC has been availed where the certificates are missing

NB: The onus is on the concerned teacher to follow up with KNEC for the confirmation of results within 14 days after the interview date.

Where results have been confirmed, the original statement of confirmation of results MUST be submitted together with Application for Employment form

  • Once the interview process is completed, the results must be communicated to the applicants the same day and the successful candidate(s), from the merit list, issued with the TSC Application for Employment Form.
  • It is the responsibility of the TSC County Director/Representative to ensure that the:
    i. Exercise is fair and transparent.
    ii. Successful applicant (s) on the merit list fill the Application for Employment form.
  • The Secretary of BOM should ensure the Application for Employment form is correctly filled by the successful applicant without any erasure or defacing
  • The completed form(s) together with the other relevant documents should be submitted to the TSC County Director’s office. The TSC County Director, upon verification and ensuring that a the requirements are fulfilled, will submit the recruitment documents to the TSC Headquarters within the stipulated timeline.

Successfully recruited teachers would be served with posting letters as they report to their new stations.

List of Teachers whose Employment Applications have been Rejected by TSC

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