One thing that has irritated teachers in the teaching profession is the way their promotions are handled. Most of them are highly qualified for promotion, but there is currently no compelling explanation why they have not been promoted.
The following are some of the benefits of higher grades in the teaching force:
- High basic salary and allowances.
- Can be appointed in administrative positions
It’s worth noting that a freshly hired graduate teacher will be placed in grade C2, which was previously known as job group K. The teacher will be promoted to grade C3 after three years. Despite possessing the qualifications for promotion, most instructors remain in grade C3, which used to be work group L. In fact, the majority of teachers leave when their students reach grade C3.The majority of teachers believe that one day the commission will be more fair and encourage deserving teachers.
A teacher in grades C3 and C2 cannot hold an administration post, making these grades restrictive. A teacher must be interviewed in order to advance to grade C4. Qualified teachers are frequently asked to these interviews, which are usually advertised in the print media.
How to pass TSC promotion interviews
- Ensure that there is improvement in your teaching subject with respect to previous years. This means that there must be value addition in learners.
- Prepare adequately for the interview day by doing proper research as far as teaching profession is concerned.
- Have a presentable filing system with all your professional documents including your teaching timetable.
- Ensure that you fill your TPAD form as a hard copy and soft copy within stipulated timelines.
- Proper documentation of any activity that you do. Even if you’ve counseled a student or participated in a community activity, there must be an evidence. Nowadays the commission is evidence based. This evidence can be produced during interview day.
- Proper understanding of TSC code
Why a teacher may not be promoted
The following are reasons why the commission may not promote teachers.
- Inadequate budgetary for promotion.
- Lack of adequate preparation for interviews by teachers.
- Lack of appraisal report.
Why a teacher may be demoted from headship
Its is also important to note that the commission has powers to demote a teacher. The following are situations where a teacher in administrative post can be dethroned;
- Adverse reports: This can include embezzlement of funds meant for school activities, poor financial management, failure to maintain good learning environment, poor human resource management among others.
- Poor performance: The main role of administrators is to implement curriculum and lay proper strategies that will lead to good performance