The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced dates for promotion interviews for school administrators in counties.
According to TSC, a number of teachers who applied for the positions of headteacher and deputy headteacher have already received text messages inviting them to interviews next week. Many counties will begin interviewing as early as Monday, March 22, 2023.
“Following your application for promotion to Secondary teacher I Advert 15/2023, you are invited for an interview on 22nd March at (interview venue) at (Interview time).” Reads the interview invite message.
In the current fiscal year (FY) 2022–2023, which ends June 30, 2023, the commission intends to promote a total of 11,258 teachers to the common cadre. This is in addition to numerous other cadres slated for promotion.
This revelation was made by TSC Secretary and CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia during her appearance before the Departmental Committee on Education. She was asked to submit a report on the controversial teachers’ medical coverage, promotion, and delocalization.
TSC says a total number of 5,436 primary school teachers will be promoted from grade B5 (Primary Teacher I) to C1 (Primary Teacher II), a total of 614 teachers from grade C1 to C2, and 5,208 from C2 to C3.
“For the year 2022/2023, the commission, subject to the budgetary provision, shall in line with Regulation 74 of (Code of Regulations for Teachers) CORT promote a total of 11,258 teachers in the common cadre promotions,” said Dr. Macharia in the report.
According to the data, Kakamega will have the most promotions in this category, with 551 teachers, including 227 from B5 to C1, 36 from C1 to C2, and 288 from C3 to C4.
Garissa County, on the other hand, will have the fewest 38 teachers, with 21 from B5 to C1, one from C1 to C2, and 16 from C2 to C3. As a result, in the fiscal year, the commission intends to promote an additional 13,717 teachers through competitive promotion and 1,021 through affirmative action in arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) and “Hard to Staff” areas.
The commission, on the other hand, disclosed that it has identified a total of 7,282 serving primary school teachers with the necessary qualifications to be deployed to junior secondary schools (JSS).
To solve the shortages, more mapping is being done to identify suitable primary school teachers to serve in JSS, with the qualifications being a diploma in education or a bachelor’s degree in education and at least a C+ (plus) mean grade in KCSE or its equivalent. a C+ (plus) in at least two teaching subjects, as well as at least eight units in each of the two teaching subjects.
Since 2019, the TSC has been tackling secondary school teacher shortages by promoting and deploying primary school teachers, according to Dr. Macharia.
The applicants will be required to present the following documents; during the physical interview sessions
- Original National ID card
- Original Academic and Professional Certificate
- Letter of appointment to the current grade
- Letter of appointment to the current post
- Analyzed individual subject results in KCSE examination for the last three years, certified by TSC CD/SCD
- Performance Appraisal Report for 2020, 2021, and 2022
- Any other relevant testimonials supporting your performance.
TSC PROMOTION NUMBER OF TEACHERS PER COUNTY 2023
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