TSC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nancy Macharia.
TSC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nancy Macharia. The Commission has automated most of its functions and services.

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has extended the contracts of intern teachers who were recruited in 2019. After most of the interns were recruited in the 2020 mass recruitment exercise, the remaining few whose contracts were due for expiry in December 2020 will have a reason to smile. This is after the employer decided to extend their contract for another year beginning January 4th, 2021.

Earlier, the Commission had barred the current serving intern teachers from applying for the 6,674 advertised internship posts sending panic among the affected teachers. But, the teachers’ employer was quick to advise that the remaining 2019 interns will continue serving for another year. Via a recruitment road-map dispatched to the Counties, the teachers will report on January 4, 2020; with the interns being recruited in December this year reporting a week later.

The Commission had made a proposal of getting funds for recruitment of 12,000 intern teachers only for the government to cut the budget to accommodate only 6,674 slots.

In October this year the Commission recruited close to 6,000 teachers on permanent terms (5,000 posts for high school teachers and 1,000 for primary school teachers). Most of those absorbed were interns who got an edge over their counterparts as the recruitment marking scheme gave them an extra 10 marks.

The good news for the intern teachers is that their salaries will be scaled upwards. They will now receive a monthly stipend of Kshs. 15,000/= and Kshs. 20,000/= respectively; up from the current Sh10,000 and Sh15,000 respectively.

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TSC has invited applications from qualified candidates to fill 6,674 teacher internship posts (4,676 posts and 1,998 posts for Secondary Schools and Primary Schools respectively).

This is part of the National Government post COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Programme, announced vide the seventh Presidential Address on the coronavirus pandemic on 23 May, 2020.

The TSC (Teacher) Internship programme is a short term programme lasting one (1) year that supports efforts by teacher training institutions to equip and sustain the competencies of persons entering teaching service.

The programme specifically, targets unemployed teachers who will be assigned to learning institutions where their teaching experience will be enhanced through exposure to direct practical work experience.

Interested candidates, who meet the required qualifications, should make their applications online through the TSC Website: www.tsc.go.ke under ‘Careers’ or www.teachersonline. go.ke.

The applications are to be received not later than Monday, 14th December, 2020.

Please note that manual applications will not be considered.


To qualify, an applicant must at the time of application meet the following basic requirements:

a) Be Kenyan citizen;

b) Must be a registered teacher with Teachers Service Commission;

c) Bea holder of a P1 Certificate for Primary Schools and a minimum of a Diploma in Education Certificate for Secondary Schools;

d) Hold original academic and professional certificates;

e) Should not have been in previous employment with the Commission, as a teacher on permanent terms;

f) Must not have served as teacher intern under TSC (teacher) Internship Programme;

g) Be ready to be posted to any public educational institution in Kenya;

h) Must have a Personal Accident Insurance to cover for personal risks during the internship period.

In addition to the above, successful applicants shall be required to produce;

a) A copy of the National Identity Card (ID) or Passport Certificate;

b) A copy of Teacher Registration Certificate/ print-out from TSC portal evidencing registration as a teacher;

c) Acopy of NCPWD card (where applicable);

d) A valid Certificate of Good Conduct;

e) Two (2) coloured passport size photographs;

f) A copy of NHIF card;

g) A copy of KRA PIN.


The Internship period will be for twelve (12) months without extension.


This is not a remunerative engagement. However, interns attached to primary schools and secondary schools will be eligible for a monthly stipend of Kshs. 15,000/= and Kshs. 20,000/= respectively.

The stipend will be paid subject to statutory deductions, where applicable.


For detailed information on application procedure and the available vacancies per County and institution, you are advised to visit the TSC Website: www.tsc.go.ke under Careers or www.teachersonline.go.ke by Monday 14th December 2020

The Teachers Service Commission is an equal opportunity employer and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.


The recruitment exercise is undertaken free of charge.

The Teachers Service Commission forewarns applicants against fraudsters who might extort money from unsuspecting applicants or any persons purporting to assist in the recruitment.


Any fraudulent activity in this regard should be reported to the nearestTSC Office or TC Hqs through the following telephone lines:

Director Staffing (0202892193) and Deputy Director Staffing (0202892131) or write directly to the Commission through the e-rail address: dirstaffing@tscg.o.ke

In addition, any such fraudulent activity should be reported to the nearest Police Station.