TSC Regret letter; Why a TSC Recruitee can get a Regret letter from TSC

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:

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.

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

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was flawed at the County level and the wrong’ applicant filled the TSC employment form, then the decision would be rescinded and the right candidate be employed.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.


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  1. If different format of names appears in the documents for example Kipkoech Vincent and Vincent Kipkoech,does it mean different people?

  2. Tsc will recruitment 8000 and 5000 interns for secondary and primary respectively,then interview period becomes a problem.You get invitation from 5 schools in one day in diverse counties.You attend one you lose.Great unfairness.Interview period should be extended for one to appear in those schools.


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