The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has released new guidelines for identifying, selecting and deploying school administrators. The responsibility of appointing all primary school and secondary school administrators (apart from the extra county and national schools) has now been decentralized to the counties and regional offices.

How the process will be carried out now be carried out:

▪️Establishment of vacancies by the county director

The TSC county director has now been mandated to find out the number of school administrators’ vacancies available within the county. This shall be done in accordance with the TSC regulations on Curriculum Based Establishment (CBE).

▪️Advertisement of the existing vacancies

Data on available vacancies will then be sent to the TSC headquarter which shall in turn advertise them. This is to be done on the TSC Website.

▪️Submission of applications

Interested and qualified individuals will then submit their applications via the TSC online portal. The commission shall not accept and process any manual applications.

▪️Shortlisting of applicants

The commission will scrutinize the applicants and shortlist those who merit. The list of applicants to be subjected to interviews will only be sent to the respective Regional Directors.


Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be done at the Regional and County levels. The regional selection panel shall have the regional director (who shall be the chair), the host county director (secretary), the host county Human Resource Officer and all other county directors from the region.

Similarly, the county selection committee shall be composed of: the county director (chairperson), host sub-county director (secretary), the county Human Resource Officer and all other sub-county directors from the county.

▪️Deployment of successful candidates

It shall be the sole responsibility of the Regional Director to select, appoint and deploy successful candidates. This shall be done in liaison with the respective county directors. A merit list and copies of appointment letters will then be sent to the headquarter (addressed to the Secretary TSC) by the RD.


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