Teachers across the country have a reason to smile as the Teachers Service Commission has vetted over 130000 of them for promotion.
The Teachers Service Commission boss Dr. Nancy Macharia says that this comes at a time when teachers have been complaining about promotion.
Most of them have faulted TSC for being unclear when it comes to promotion. They say that majority of them especially in job groups C3 have stayed in that job group for over ten years without promotion.
Macharia has assured teachers that come January 2022, complaints on promotion will be minimal. Macharia further says that the commission is about to come up with a system which will make promotion easy.
All the deserving teachers will be shortlisted for interviews and the same will be carried out one day. This is to avoid cases of corruption in promotion.
Over the years when promotion vacancies are announced, very few teachers turn up for the same.
Most of them say that they have no trust in TSC because cases of corruption have been reported but no action has been taken.
Macharia has apologized to the teachers saying that starting next year January, the process will be free and fair.
To qualify one must meet the following requirements.
To apply for the promotion one must hold a diploma or degree from any recognized higher educational institution and must be an active teacher in a primary school.
Interested candidates should apply to TSC County Director and submit all relevant academic and professional documents. Successful candidates are posted to serve in any part of the country.
Other requirements include;
- You must be a Kenyan citizen
- You must be 45 years of age and below
- You must be registered as a teacher as per Section 23 of the Teachers Service Commission Act 2012. For registration without registration certificate copy of payment receipt of online application / printout of payment receipt must be attached.
- You must have original professional and academic certificates
Primary teachers are usually employed through selection. The following original documents must be carried to the Sub-County Selection Panel during the day of selection;
- National Identity Card.
- CPE/KCPE certificate (including first attempt certificate if a one time test).
- PTE Certificate.
- School/college leaving certificate.
Candidates without academic and professional certificates must show proof of applying for confirmation from KNEC and it is the owner of the concerned teacher who follows up with KNEC within 14 days.
Required documents and selection panel
The Sub County Selection Panel will consist of the following;
- Deputy County Director – President
- TSC Deputy County Human Resource Officer – Secretary
- All Zonal Curriculum Support Officers – Members
- TSC Requirement for Secondary School Teacher
Secondary school teacher can be either a graduate or a diploma holder
- Minimum mean grade of C+ in KCSE and minimum mean grade of C+ in each of the two teaching subjects or minimum 2 theory and 1 assistant pass at ‘A’ level.
- Bachelor of Education Degree with 2 Teaching Subjects
- Bachelor of Science with Education OR Arts Degree with Education with Two Teaching Subjects
- Diploma in Education from a recognized Teachers Training Institute
- Minimum grade of C+ in KCSE and at least C+ or credit pass in two teaching subjects or minimum 1 theory and 2 subsidiaries at A-level.
- Diploma teachers who graduated in 2008 or earlier with a mean grade of Sea Plain and a subject grade of Sea Plain qualify for consideration.
TSC Requirements for Technical Teachers
- Applicants must have a minimum mean grade of C+ in KCSE or at least 1 theory and 2 subsidiaries at A-level.
- Bachelor of Education Technology Degree (Bed Tech) OR
- Bachelor of Science in any relevant technical subject/course
- Higher Diploma in Technical Courses
Diploma in Technical Course
Must have Diploma from Kenya Technical Teachers College or Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PDGE) from a recognized University.