TSC Registration of Teachers, Requirements, and Deregistration Process

TSC-TEACHERS SERVICE COMMISSION KENYA - ONLINE SERVICES Registration of Teachers. Requirements. and Deregistration Process

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TSC-TEACHERS SERVICE COMMISSION KENYA – ONLINE SERVICES Registration of Teachers. Requirements. and Deregistration Process

TEACHER REGISTRATION

TSC-TEACHERS SERVICE COMMISSION KENYA – ONLINE SERVICES Registration of Teachers. Requirements. and Deregistration Process In accordance with article 237 of the Constitution of Kenya, Section 23 of TEACHERS SERVICE COMMISSION ACT No. 20 of 2012, it is an offence for any person to engage in the teaching service unless such a person is registered as a teacher. This system provides a platform for online application and registration.

ADVERTISED POSTS
The Commission Advertise for vacant Posts for teachers. This Online System allows you to apply for any post you qualify and gives you the opportunity to track every stage of processing upto Appointment (NOTE: If you apply Online, You Don’t Need to Submit a Hard Copy Version to the Commission. No Payments is required of any kind. As a Teacher, You Are NOT EXPECTED TO Register again with the Commission).

ENTRY/ EXIT RETURNS
These are returns filled and filed by the head teachers, administrators or authorized officers entrusted with the responsibility by the Commission for onward respective processing at the Head Office and proper communications on issues like interdiction, injunction, suspension etc undertaken. (Exit/ Entry Returns can only be accessed once Logged In by Head of Institution).

For any inquiries on Teacher Registration Call 020-2892351,

on Adverts and Promotions call 020-2892000,

and for general inquiries send an e-mail to: [email protected]

 

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is mandated by the Constitution of Kenya (2010), Article 237 to among others;

  • Register qualified persons as teachers and
  • Review the standards of education and training of persons entering the teaching service.

The TSC Act (2012) Section 23 (2) prohibits any person from engaging in teaching service unless one is registered as a teacher. The TSC Code of Regulations for Teachers (2015) Part III further provides Conditions and Procedure for Registration of Teachers.

1.1.    Teacher Registration Process

The Commission has provided an online platform for application and registration of teachers. Once an applicant is sure that he/she has all the required documents, they can visit the TSC website ‚Äď www.teachersonline.go.ke
and begin the application process.

Upon the receipt of the application, the Commission vets the documents and the applicant is given response / decision within 30 (thirty days). If the application is successful, the applicant is issued with a Registration Certificate which bears the Commission’s Chief Executive Officer’s signature. The Certificate is then immediately posted to the teacher through the postal address indicated in the application. Also applicants can access their registration status and/or TSC Number online on TSC website.

0.    REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION AS A TEACHER

1.0.    Kenyan Citizens.

 

1.1.Certificate of Good Conduct
1.2.relevant academic and professional certificates from recognized
institutions
1.3.a copy of Identity Card or Passport
1.4.passport photo
1.5.KRA Pin Certificate
1.6.dully filled GP 69 Medical Form and

1.7.Payment of registration fee; Non-refundable fee of Kshs. 1055. Deposit the amount to the TSC registration account or use simple banking pay bill business number 625625.
2.0 Non- Kenyans
2.1.academic and Professional Certificates and

registration as a teacher obtained in Kenya or the country of origin

2.2.Academic and Professional Certificates. NB: Must have been awarded
by an accredited foreign institution and equated by the relevant public body
in Kenya
2.3.Certificate of Registration as a teacher or authority to teach in the country
of origin

2.4.a valid Entry / Work Permit issued by the Department of Immigration
2.5.a valid Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the relevant law
enforcement agency in the country of origin
2.6.vetting letter from the Ministry of Education (Kenya) and
2.7.prescribed fee of Kshs. 1055
NB: All documents must be certified by either a TSC Director or TSC Sub ‚Äď
County Director.

2.1.

Current TSC Minimum Academic and Professional Requirements

GradeCurrent Requirement
aECDECertificate
i.Minimum of CPE/KCPE plus ECDE Certificate from
KNEC.
ii.Minimum mean grade D+(plus) at KCSE and ECDE
Certificate from KNEC.
iii.Minimum mean grade D (plain) at KCSE, KNEC
proficiency certificate, ECDE Certificate from KNEC

Diploma.
Diploma
i.Mean grade C Plain at KCSE and ECDE Certificate
from KNEC.
ii.Mean grade C+ (plus) and above for University
Diploma.
iii.Degree
Mean grade C+ and above
bPTEi.Minimum grade C Plain in KCSE and above.
ii.PTE Certificate from KNEC.
iii.Mean grade of C-(minus) for visually and hearing
impaired persons
c 

Diploma ini.Minimum grade C Plus in KCSE and above and C+
Education(plus) in the two subjects specialization
ii.Minimum grade C Plain in KCSE and above.
iii.At least C plain in English
iv.C (plain) in Mathematics for Science based courses
v.D+( plus) in Mathematics in non-science based
courses
dDiploma ini.Minimum grade C Plain in KCSE and above.
Education forii.At least C minus in English
Visually andiii.C (minus) in Mathematics for Science based courses
hearingiv.D( plain) in Mathematics in non-science based courses
impaired
eBachelor ofi.Minimum mean grade C+ (plus) and above or its
Educationequivalent.
ii.C+ (plus) in two subjects of specialization
fBachelor ofi.Minimum grade C Plus in KCSE and above and C+
Arts/Bachelor(plus) in the two subjects specialization.
of Scienceii.Post graduate diploma in Education (PGDE).

 

  TEMPORARY TEACHER REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE

The TSC Code of Regulations (2015), Regulation 27 mandates the Commissions to issue a Temporary Teacher Registration Certificate to a person who;

  • is in Kenya on recognized education exchange programmes or other international bilateral arrangements or
  • not having trained as a teacher but holds a relevant certificate issued to him/her under any law relating to education and training.

4.0.    REFUSAL TO REGISTER

Section 27 of TSC Act 2012 mandates the Commission not register a person as a teacher who;

    • does not possess the prescribed qualifications,
    • is not of good moral character,
  • has been convicted of a sexual offence or an offence committed against a learner,
  • has been convicted of a criminal offence which in the opinion of the Commission, renders the person unfit to be teacher,
  • is engaged in any activities which in the opinion of the Commission, are prejudicial to peace, good order or good government in Kenya,
  • Suffers from such physical or mental infirmity which in the opinion of a

    registered medical practitioner renders the person incapable of performing the duties of a teacher.

5.0.    REVOCATION / RECALL OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION

The Commission is mandated by the TSC Code of Regulations for Teachers (2015), regulation 30 to after a due process revoke and recall a Certificate of Registration that was obtained through;

  • fraud
  • misrepresentation
  • forgery
  • a result of mistake or
  • other unlawful means

6.0.    REMOVAL OF THE NAME    FROM THE REGSTER

The Commission is mandated by the TSC Act (2012), Regulation 30 to after due process remove from the register the name of a person who;

  • has died,
  • the Commission is satisfied has obtained registration through fraudulent means,
  • has been convicted of a sexual offence or an offence against a pupil or a student,
    • has been convicted of a criminal offence which in the opinion of the Commission renders the person unfit to be a teacher,
    • the Commission has directed removal from the register as a result of disciplinary proceedings instituted or
  • Suffers from physical or mental illness or infirmity which renders the person incapable of performing the duties as a teacher.

7.0.    PUBLICATION OF NAMES

The TSC Code of Regulation for Teachers (2015), Regulation 31 mandates the Commission to annually publish in the Kenya Gazette and in the Commission’s Website names and particulars of the persons who have been;

  • duly registered as teachers
  • removed from the Register of Teachers

8.0.    REINSTATEMENT TO THE REGISTER

Where a person has been removed from the register, the Commission may either on its own motion or on the application of the concerned person observe due process and direct either ‚Äď ;

  • the removal from the register be confirmed or
  • the name of the teacher be restored to the register.

9.0.    ISSUANCE OF A DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE

The Commission is mandated by the TSC Code of Regulations (2015), Regulation 32 to on application issue a Duplicate Certificate of Registration to a person whose Certificate of Registration is either;

  • lost
  • destroyed or
  • Misplaced.

NB: The Commission has provided an online platform for application of Duplicate Registration Certificate.

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Duplicate Certificate costs a non-refundable fee of Kshs. 2055/, which is deposited to the TSC Registration Account National Bank of Kenya Direct Banking to A/C No. 01001005707400.

10.0. OFFENCES RELATING TO TEACHER REGISTRATION

The TSC Code of Regulations 2015, Regulation 39 spells out that any person who;

  • falsely or fraudulently holds himself / herself as a registered teacher,
  • Not being a registered teacher and teaches or assists in teaching in any school,
  • causes, permits, or employs to teach in any school a person who is not registered,
  • defaces, amends or erases any entry in the Certificate of Registration,
  • Applies for employment as a teacher in any name other than the full name as entered in the Register of Teachers,
  • has been removed from the Register of Teachers but continues to teach or
  • having been removed from the Register of Teachers and continues to hold and use the Certificate of Registration for teaching or for any other purpose, commits an offence and is liable on conviction a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or both.

11.0. CORRECTION OF REGISTER OF TEACHERS

The TSC Act 2012, Regulation 29 mandates the Commission to from time to time make alterations to the Register as are necessary to correct any error in the particulars entered in the Register.

12.0. CUSTODY OF    REGISTER OF TEACHERS

TSC Act (2012) and TSC Code of Regulations for Teachers (2015) mandates the Commission to keep the Register of Teachers. The Commission has registered more than 670,000 teachers since 1967.

13.0. TEACHER    REGISTRATION    INQUIRIES

For any inquiries on Teacher Registration the applicants or the public can Call 020-2892351 or send an e-mail to; [email protected].

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