TSC interview marking scheme. Have you been asked to attend an interview with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and are wondering what to anticipate and how to prepare for it?
You can get an idea of the questions that might be asked and the expected responses from this guide.
What are the national educational goals?
- To encourage nationalism, patriotism, and national togetherness.
- To promote national development by addressing social, economic, technological, and industrial demands.
- To give opportunities for personal growth and fulfillment.
- To encourage social equality and accountability.
- To promote moral and religious principles that are sound
- To foster worldwide awareness and a positive attitude toward other countries.
- Encourage a favorable attitude toward health and the environment.
What is the Ministry of Education’s organizational structure?
Cabinet Secretary, three Principal Secretaries, and a Director
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What is the Minister of Education’s overall role?
- Policy formulation and management of educational-related professional functions.
- Creating and carrying out projects and programs.
- Curriculum creation.
- Starting training programs.
- Exams are being conducted.
- Giving grants to schools.
- Managing an Audit Report
- Students are admitted and transferred.
- Dealing with student discipline.
Who is responsible for publishing for the Ministry of Education
What is the T.S.C.’s structure?
Chairperson, Deputy, Secretary, Directorate
What are the key values of TSC?
- Customer focus.
- Team spirit.
Outline the mission and vision of TSC
To regulate, maintain and manage the teaching Service through sound policies and operational excellence for quality teaching and lifelong learning
A motivated, ethical and globally competitive teacher.
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State the TSC’s functions?
- The Teachers Service Commission is tasked with the following duties:
- to register trained teachers; to recruit and hire registered teachers;
- assign teachers hired by the Commission to service in any public school or institution;
- promote and transfer teachers;
- exert disciplinary control over teachers; and
- Terminate teachers’ employment.
- examine the educational and training standards of those entering the teaching profession;
- To examine the demand for and supply of teachers; and
- advise the national government on subjects pertaining to the teaching profession.
What gives T.S.C the authority to carry out its duties?
- The TSC Act (Cap212) of 1967
- The Constitution of Kenya Article 237(2) of 2010
Explain the secretary T.S.C’s role?
- Implement the Commission’s decisions.
- Be in charge of the Secretariat.
- Facilitate, coordinate, and ensure that the Commission’s mandate is carried out.
- Inform the Commission about teacher projections in order to facilitate staffing of educational institutions.
- Provide advice and recommendations to the Commission on the best use of available instructors.
- Make recommendations to the Commission on the appointment and placement of administrators in educational institutions.
- Maintain the teachers’ register and be the custodian of all Commission records.
- As the Commission’s accounting officer, you must ensure the effective and thorough application of Part IV of the TSC Act and any other written law.
- Ensure that employees are abiding by the constitution and other laws.
- Be in charge of the administration and management of the secretariat’s resources.
- Encourage professionalism in the teaching profession.
Provide advice to the Commission on the suitability of new teachers.
Define curriculum, co curricular and core curriculum.
1. Curriculum refers to any planned learning programs that support formal, non-formal, and informal learning.
2. Co-curricular activities include sports, clubs, student government, and school publications.
3.Core curriculum – the body of knowledge, abilities, and attitudes that all students are expected to learn, which is often tied to a set of subjects and learning areas that are shared by all students.
Give examples of interdictions in which a teacher is paid half his or her regular salary.
- Payment of goods and services from public funds that is fraudulent or exorbitant.
- Failure to comply with any applicable law or procurement rules and guidelines.
- Mismanagement of cash or committing expenses without prior forethought.
- Any dishonesty-related offense under any written law providing for the maintenance or protection of public revenue.
Name the several types of leave that a teacher is entitled to.
- Maternity Leave
- Paternity Leave
- Study leave
- Annual leave
- Sick leave
- Compassionate leave
- Special leave
- Compulsory leave
- Leave without pay
Distinguish between suspension and interdiction.
Suspension – The temporary prohibition of a teacher from performing his or her duties as a teacher until the outcome of his or her disciplinary case.
Interdiction – the dismissal of a teacher from service in accordance with TSC Code regulation 153.
What are the main circumstances in which an instructor is not paid?
- Chronic absence from work
- Dereliction of duty
- Having been imprisoned
- Misappropriation or mishandling of government funds.
- Fraudulent claims and funds received.
- False certificates are being used.
- Forgery, impersonation, collaboration, and immoral activity are all prohibited.
What are the five sections of the lesson observation form?
- Introduction & lesson organization
- Content delivery
- Teaching methods
- Learners involvement & communication
- Classroom management
TSC promotion interview 2023. The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has established an online application site for promotions and openings. Keep in mind that the Commission does not accept manual applications.
Awarding areas in TSC PROMOTIONS
1. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Academic Qualification Score
Masters Degree and above 5 marks
Bachelors Degree/Higher Diploma 4 marks
Diploma 3 Marks
Career and Professional Development
Career and Professional Development Area Score
Diploma in Management/Professional Course 5 Marks
Certificate in Management/Professional Course 4 Marks
Relevant Workshops/Seminars 3 Marks
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2. TECHNICAL AREAS
Knowledge of Structure, Function and Policies of the TSC (In line with the New Constitution). – 3 Marks
Knowledge of the Code of Regulations for Teachers and the Code of Conduct and Ethics. – 4 Marks
Curriculum Development, Implementation and Evaluation
Knowledge of Curriculum development, Implementation, Supervision and Evaluation (with reference to SAGA’s such as KICD, TSC, KLB, KNEC etc) – 10 Marks
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Understanding of the Education Policies
The role of other Stakeholders (Including County Governments)in the education sector – 5 Marks
Trends in education – 5 Marks
3. MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Head of Department – 4 Marks
Patrons of Clubs and Societies, Class Teacher, House Teacher etc. – 4 Marks
Teacher – 3 Marks
Institutional Administration and Management
General Institution Administration (e.g Resource Utilization) – 10 Marks
Institutional Financial Management (e.g Knowledge of Institutional Financial Management and Procurement Procedure) – 10 Marks
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4. Performance for the last three Years
11 and above – 20 marks
10 – 10.9 – 18 marks
9 – 9.9 – 16 marks
8 – 8.9 – 14 marks
7 – 7.9 – 12 marks
6 – 6.9 – 10 marks
5 – 5.9 – 8 marks
4 – 4.9 – 6 marks
3 – 3.9 – 4 marks
2 – 2.9 – 2 marks
1 – 1.9 – 1 mark
2 and above – 20 marks
1.70 – 1.89 – 18 marks
1.50 – 1.69 – 16 marks
1.30 – 1.49 – 14 marks
1.10 – 1.29 – 12 marks
0.90 – 1.09 – 10 marks
0.70 – 0.89 – 8 marks
0.50- 0.69 – 6 marks
0.30- 0.49 – 4 marks
0.10- 0.29 – 2 marks
0.09 and below – 1 mark
Please note that;
The analysed results should be validated by the Head of institutions
The score shall be based on either the subject Mean Score or Improvement Index in the current or previous station (Whichever is higher)
5. Performance in Co-curricular Activities (In the last 5 years as an Official, Coach and Referee etc.)
(a) At the School level – 1 mark
(b) At the Sub – County level – 2 marks
(c) At the County level – 3 marks
(d) At the Regional level – 4 marks.
(e) At the National level – 5 marks.
6. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
Department – 5 marks
TOTAL MARKS = 100.
Note~its clear that more emphasis has been placed on performance at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results. Teachers who have recorded a mean score of 11 and above will now earn a maximum of 20 marks.