At the start of the following year, 2023, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) plans to promote over 15,500 teachers.
Nancy Macharia, TSC’s boss, said that the advertisement is ready and will air after the completion of the national exams.
“Immediately after exams come to an end, we shall advertise and start the process of promoting the teachers to different grades,” said Macharia.
These promotions will cost the government Sh1.4 billion, according to TSC.
When speaking before the Parliamentary Committee on Education, Macharia made this statement.
Julius Melly, the chair of the committee, questioned how much it would cost TSC to promote teachers. The members questioned why teachers had remained in the same occupational category for so long.
“There is an outcry that promotion is based on nepotism and other corruption matters. And this seems to be affecting most teachers who have been serving in the same position”
According to the TSC boss, the commission’s budget was under pressure and could not support the promotion.
Macharia encouraged the MPs to increase funding for the Commission’s hiring of teachers and promotion of others through the national budget.
To close the personnel shortages caused by the teething process, the Commission is actively recruiting around 30,000 teachers.