TSC DECENTRALIZES THE APPOINTMENT AND PROMOTION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS: LATEST TSC NEWS ON DEPLOYMENT AND PROMOTION OF TEACHERS
NEW TSC GUIDELINES ON APPOINTMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS; PRINCIPALS, HEADS, DEPUTIES, SENIOR TEACHERS, AND MASTERS
PLEASE NOTE: IN THE NEW CHANGES, ALL TSC PROMOTIONS/ APPOINTMENTS WILL NOW BE CONDUCTED AT COUNTY AND REGIONAL OFFICES
The Teachers’ Service Commission, TSC has changed tuck in as far as the appointment and deployment of teachers in primary and secondary schools are concerned. Therefore, matters TSC appointments and promotions will never be the same again.
In its latest guidelines, the Commission has decentralized the role of appointing all primary and secondary school administrators (principals, deputies, heads, senior teachers, and masters) save for extra County and national schools.
Form now henceforth; the appointment of school administrators will be conducted at the TSC County and Regional offices as opposed to the Headquarters in Nairobi.
“The Commission hereby directs that the appointment and deployment of all primary and secondary school institutional administrators for county and sub-county secondary schools be coordinated by the regional director,” reads part of the circular.
THE PROCESS OF APPOINTING AND DEPLOYING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS; LATEST TSC GUIDELINES/ DIRECTIVES
The latest TSC circular provides an elaborate policy on the appointment and deployment of institutional administrators.
Step 1: Identification of available vacancies
The power to identify available TSC vacancies for school administrators in primary and secondary schools now lies solely on the TSC County directors of education.
Step 2: Advertisement of existing TSC vacancies
The TSC shall then compile the lists and advertise available vacancies for school administrators within the County.
Step 3: Submission of Online Applications by interested and qualified applicants
Interested and qualified teachers shall then apply online via the TSC portal
Step 4: Shortlisting of candidates
The TSC shall then shortlist the candidates and avail the lists to the respective counties ahead of interview dates.
Step 5: TSC Interviews for school administrators
The regional director will then interview the shortlisted candidates with the help of respective county directors.
Step 6: Appointment and deployment of successful candidates
The regional director will then appoint and deploy successful candidates.
TSC SELECTION PANEL
The TSC selection panel will consist of the chair-regional director, secretary (host County director), County Human Resource Officer, and all sub-county directors from the county.
NOTE: The regional director of education shall be held accountable for the process.
TSC, therefore, expects the exercise to be conducted in a fair, transparent, and accountable manner under the individual supervision and coordination of the regional directors.
“Given the sensitive nature of this assignment, it calls for your individual supervision and coordination. You are expected to ensure that the exercise is conducted in a transparent and accountable manner,” wrote Dr. Macharia.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TSC DEPLOYMENT/ APPOINTMENTS
The Commission has also provided minimum requirements and work experience required for deployment to various promotional grades.
NEW TSC STAFFING RULES FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
A single-stream school will have one head, deputy, and senior teacher while one with 10 streams and a maximum of 4, 000 pupils will have one headteacher, 2 deputies, and 8 senior teachers.
A single-stream school will have one head, deputy, and senior teacher while one with 12 streams and a maximum of 2, 100 students will have one principal, 2 deputies, and 9 senior masters.
The new TSC deployment/ appointment guidelines were announced on February 13, 2020.