Possible 2020 TSC Internship Interview Questions


23. What are the possible verdicts of interdiction?

  1. A teacher has no offence hence revoke interdiction.
  2. A teacher has committed an offence that does not warrant removal hence;
  • Warning in writing.
  • Surcharge
  • Suspension not exceeding 6 months without pay.
  • Retire in the public interest
  • Refered for medical evaluation by Director of Medical Services.
  1. A teacher has committed an offence hence dismissal and deregistered.

24. Differentiate between interdiction and suspension.

  • Suspension – Temporary prohibition of a teacher from exercising his/her functions as a teacher pending determination of his/her disciplinary case.
  • Interdiction– removal of a teacher from service in accordance with regulation 153 of the TSC Code.

25. What are the interdiction cases where a teacher does not earn any money?

  • Chronic absenteeism
  • Desertion of duty
  • Having been jailed
  • Misappropriation/mismanagement of public funds.
  • Fraudulent claims & receipt of funds.
  • Use of false certificates.
  • Forgery, impersonation, collusion & immoral behavior.

26. What is C.B.E? How is it calculated?

Curriculum Based Establishment – the number of teachers a school need in relation to the number of streams a school has. It is calculated by considering the minimum lessons a teacher should teach(27) and the subjects offered in the school.

27. Name four education commissions since independence and what were the recommendations of the commissions.

Ominde commission(1964)

  • It reformed the education system inherited from the colonial government to make it responsive to the needs of independent Kenya.
  • It proposed an education system to foster national unity and create sufficient human resource for national development
  • English became a medium of instruction
  • It set the entry age to class one at 6 years.

Bessay Report (1972)

  • It recommended changes to the inherited curricular to make it relevant to local needs.

Gachathi Report(1976)

  • The report focused on redefining Kenya’s educational policies and objectives, giving consideration to national unity, economic, social and cultural aspirations of the people of Kenya. TSC Interview Questions and Answers

Mackey Report (1981)

  • It led to the removal of ‘A’ level and expansion of other post-secondary training institutions.
  • It led to the establishment of Moi University.
  • It recommended the stablishment of the 8-4-4 system of education and the commission of High Education (CHE)

Kamunge commission(1988)

  • It focused on improving education financing, quality and relevance.
  • From this report , the government produced Sessional Paper No 6 on Education & Training for the Next Decade & Beyond.
  • This led to the policy of cost sharing in education between the government, parents and community.

Koech commission(2000)

  • It recommended Totally Integrated and Quality Education and Training(TIQET) in order to accelerate industrial and technological development.

28. On which grounds can a teacher be retired?

  • Age
  • Public interest- gross miscond
  • Medical/ill health
  • Abolition of office

Notice for retire – 3 months

Name three types of retirement benefits.

  • Pension
  • Gratuity
  • Work injury benefits

29. What is the deadline for submission of Books of Accounts for auditing?

31st January following year

30. What does the ‘Orange Book contain?

Prices of reference and course books

31. Who is the TSC agent in your school?

The principal

32. Differenciate between informal education, formal education and non- formal education

  • Informal Education:– the truly lifelong process whereby every individual acquires attitudes, values, skills and knowledge from daily experience and the educative influences and resources in his or her environment-from family and neighbours, from work and play, from the marketplace, the library and the mass media…’
  • Formal Education:– the hierarchically structured, chronologically graded “educational system”, running from primary school through the university and including, in addition to general academic studies, a variety of specialized programmes and institutions for full-time technical and professional training.’
  • Non-Formal Education:– any organized educational activity outside the established formal system-whether operating separately or as an important feature of some broader activity-that is intended to serve identifiable learning clientèle and learning. TSC Interview Questions and Answers

33. What are the five areas in a lesson observation form?

  • Introduction & lesson organization
  • Content delivery
  • Teaching methods
  • Learners involvement & communication
  • Classroom management.

34. Name the seven areas enlisted for targets in a TPAD.


For the Secondary school teachers the TPAD file must have the following

  1. File
  2. Appraisal tool ,dully signed at the back by your Appraiser(Deputy) and countersigned by the principal
  • Pages 12,13,14 must be filled and signed as required, Rubber stamp must appear in Pg 13 of 15 both in Term 1 ,2 and 3
  1. 1st pg appraisal period be stated.
  2. You must have at least 3 observation form signed by Deputy for trs.
  3. Have a T/Table of yr Lesson in yr TPAD file..at least For 2016 and 2017
  • A document to show year target/school/class
  • Lesson Recovery Record evidence if you have.


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