List- TSC New Requirements for Promotion of Slightly over 36,000 Teachers to JSS and other Administrative Posts 2023/2024; Qualifications, Shortlisted Candidates, Interview Dates and Venues
TSC Promotions Dates February 2023; The official TSC interviews for the promotion of 36, 829 teachers have been scheduled to take place next week between Monday 20th February, 2023 and Friday 25th February, 2023. The Commission has at the same time announced 450 additional recruitment posts for secondary school teachers.
|1||Deployment of P1 Teachers
with higher qualifications to
|10,833||Respective TSC County offices|
Accordint to the Teachers Service Commission Promotions data bank, all the shortlisted 36,829 teachers who have been mapped out and targetted for promotions have already met the requisite qualifications for deployment.
Appearing before the National Assembly’s Education Committee currently being chaired by Honourable Julius Melly, TSC CEO remrked that the mapping process of teachers who are eligible for promotion is a continuous process.
“The mapping process of primary school teachers who are eligible to teach junior secondary schools is a continuous process and verification of the mapped files is still ongoing to identify more teachers eligible to be posted o JSS,” said Dr. Nancy Macharia.
The latest TSC Qualifications for Deployment to JSS encompass
|S/N||SELECTION CRITERIA||QUALIFICATION||DEPLOYMENT CYCLE|
|1||Highest Education Qualification||Bachelor’s Degree in Education(B. Ed) or Diploma in Primary Teacher Education(DPTE)||2023/2024|
|2||KCSE Mean Grade||C+ and above or its equivalent||2023/2024|
|3||Teaching Subjects||At least C+ in the two teaching subjects||2023/2024|
|4||Number of units||At least 8 units in each of the two teaching subjects||2023/2024|
TSC is planning to allocate at least two teachers per class for grade seven(61,000 teachers) in order to reduce teacher shortage at grade even to 30, 550.
This move comes at the backdrop of turbulrnt times occassioned by the transition from the former 8-4-4 education system to the new Competency Based Curriculum.
The Ministry of Education has raised concern after more than 200,000 learners failed to appear for Grade 7 admission.
Learners in Grade 7 are the pioneer class of Junior secondary school under the Competency-Based Curriculum, CBC.
The learners are supposed to be in their third week of the Junior secondary following the onset of learning on January 30.
Education CS Ezekiel Machogu said the Ministry will investigate why the students have not been admitted.
“Through the multi-government approach together with our local leaders, we will find out where the learners are,” Machogu said.
The CS was speaking at Kenya School of Tvet on Wednesday.
Some 1.2 million learners sat Grade 6 national assessment exam in November 2022 and their transition to Junior secondary was expected to be 100 per cent.
“So far we have between 900,000 – 1 million learners who have so far been admitted, according to the data we have,” Machagu said.
It remains unclear whether the deficit has been created by learners who have transitioned to class 8, or if they have been enrolled to private schools.
On Monday, Basic Education PS Belio Kipsang revealed that some teachers and parents were colluding to enroll Grade 7 students for KCPE exams for purposes of ensuring they do not learn under the CBC system.