Full List Of Headteachers Whose Contracts Will Be Terminated In December-The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will not extend the contracts of primary school headteachers who were appointed to serve as Principals of Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) after December 20, 2023.
Early in the year, the Headteachers received letters of deployment to JSS, marking the start of their one-year contract, which will last until December 30, 2023.
Last Monday, President William Ruto published a report from the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER) at the State House in light of recent modifications. The Nursery, Primary School, and Junior School will now be one entity under the recommendations that will be put into effect in a year.
The single unit encompassing all three levels will be known as Comprehensive School headed by a principal. The principal will be assisted by teachers who will head nursery, primary and junior schools and they will be referred to deputy principals.
According to TSC, the Principal and his deputies must be graduate teachers holding at least a bachelor’s degree in education. The majority of primary school headteachers currently are P1 teachers lacking degrees but a good number have diplomas.
During the promotion, TSC did not look at the headteacher’s qualification, one was issued with a deployment letter to JSS provided he/she had Grade 7 domiciled at the school. Under the current guidelines, the headteachers are to head the JSS for an interim period that lapses on December 30, 2023.
According to the current guidelines, the headteachers are to head the JSS for an interim period that lapses on December 30, 2023. There are more than 23,000 public primary schools in Kenya, most approved by the Ministry of Education to host JSS.
The commission and the ministry will be mandated to come up with guidelines for senior teachers who will work under the Principal.
The headteachers who will not qualify for headship of the comprehensive schools will be demoted and are expected to be given lesser roles. They will, therefore, lose control of school operations and funds
Some schools have been operating without substantive heads as the TSC failed to attract applicants for administrative positions. The head of the comprehensive school will be the accounting officer of all the sections under it.