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2019 TSC PROMOTIONS LATEST UPDATES: THIS IS WHY TEACHERS AND UNION OFFICIALS WANT THE ONGOING TSC INTERVIEWS FOR PROMOTIONS STOPPED…

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2019 TSC PROMOTIONS LATEST UPDATES: THIS IS WHY TEACHERS AND UNION OFFICIALS WANT THE ONGOING TSC INTERVIEWS FOR PROMOTIONS STOPPED…

TEACHERS SEEKING CURRENT TSC PROMOTIONS TURNED AWAY OVER NEW DEGREE REQUIREMENT

IN SUMMARY
The ongoing TSC interviews for teacher promotions has been marred by protests from teachers who were turned away due to lack of degrees. For instance, out of the 17shortlisted candidates, only five were allowed to attend the interview. The rest were turned away.

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What is afflicting the teachers most is the fact that some of them have been serving as acting principals for the past two years due to a biting shortage of qualified heads. The affected teachers had received a formal appointment by the Teachers Service Commission to serve as acting heads.

 

 

The Teachers Service Commission is at the verge of a storm after it introduced a new requirement for teachers seeking TSC promotions to administrative positions.

According to the Teachers Service Commission, any teacher who wishes to be promoted to the position of s secondary school principal must possess a Master’s Degree.

This new requirement has taken the shortlisted candidates aback since they were denied a chance of attending the interviews for failing to meet this new set criterion.

NOT QUALIFIED
According to the Daily Nation, only five of the seventeen shortlisted candidates for the positions of school principals in Narok, Kericho and Bomet Counties were allowed to attend the interviews.

The interview was being conducted at Kaplong Boys Secondary School in Sotik Constituency, Bomet County for all schools within the South Rift on Friday.

The turned away teachers are therefore calling upon the Teachers Service Commission, TSC to clear the air regarding the ongoing TSC promotions’ interviews since the Commission had shortlisted their names.

According to some of the candidates, the latest requirement (a Master’s Degree) was not part of the criteria when they filled the application form online.

The qualification has just been sneaked into the list of requirements and qualifications.

ACTING PRINCIPALS
The most interesting dramatic twist in this whole saga is that some of the affected tutors had been received a formal appointment by the Commission to serve as acting principals for the past two years in various schools due to a biting shortage of qualified heads.

Others were serving as Heads of Departments or deputy heads in various schools.

KUPPET AND KNUT’S TAKE ON THE ONGOING TSC PROMOTIONS

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, KUPPET and the Kenya National Union of Teachers, KNUT now want the Commission to call off the ongoing interviews on TSC promotions in the spirit of fairness.

The two teachers’ unions demand to have the process started afresh.

According to KUPPET’s national chair Omboko Milemba, the commission should suspend the requirement until a clear and agreed policy framework is developed.

Mr Milemba further added that there is no second-degree requirement for one to be appointed as a commissioner.

Besides, the new TSC Career Progression Guidelines do not require Master’s Degrees.

Dr Nancy Macharia, the TSC CEO has confirmed the issues raised saying that KUPPET has already written to the Commission about the matter.

Dr Macharia said this in her speech which was read by Ibrahim Mumin, the TSC Director (Administration) during KUPPET’s Annual Delegates Conference held at Kenyatta University, Kitui Campus.

2019 TSC PROMOTIONS-NUMBER OF VACANCIES
The TSC is hiring 1, 000 principals and deputy principals for secondary schools.

The Commission is also hiring 6, 000 primary school heads and their deputies.

The TSC newly promoted teachers are expected to report to their new stations of work this month.

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Fourteen KNUT officials had filed a petition aimed at reversing the decision by the TSC to interdict them over allegations of incitement and causing chaos during the Competence-Based Curriculum training sessions at various centres.

According to The Standard Digital, a court ruling issued on December 11 dismissed the KNUT Officials’ petition saying it is unmerited.

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