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TSC Lists Reasons For Disqualifying Applicants In Recruitment Exercise

Teachers Service Commission, TSC, under given circumstances can disqualify candidates from participating in the recruitment exercise.

In this write up, 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: Teachers Service Commission-TSC Offences and evidence required for interdiction

Possession of Two TSC Numbers

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: How to Apply for TSC Number Online, Application Requirements, Check Status

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: New TSC Guidelines and Requirements for teacher registration, Academic and Professional requirements; Teacher certificate

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: List of All Public Universities in Kenya and their Vice Chancellors

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: Teacher Enhancement Programme; the way to secure TSC Employment Easily.

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.


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