TSC Promotions Results 2021: TSC News Today
Our media team has landed on a very important update regarding the January/ February 2021 TSC Promotions.
The interviews were conducted in February 2021 at various TSC county offices between February 8 and 19 this year.
2021 TSC Promotions Merit Lists; List of Successful Candidates during the 2021 TSC Promotions interviews
According to a reliable source close to the Commission, all counties have finished compiling lists of successful applicants who attended the February 2021 TSC teachers’ promotional interviews.
The lists have been forwarded to the Teachers Service Commission’s headquaters in Nairobi for further action.
2021 TSC Teachers’ Promotions Results and Letters
This is good news especially for the teachers who are eyeing the highly covetted administrative positions in both primary and secondary schools since the Commission will soon start sending either deployment letters to Successful applicants or regret letters to unsuccessful ones.
Therefore, the results will be out soon as promised by the Commission.
32,431 teachers were shortlisted for the TSC Promotional interviews 2021 with Kiambu County taking the lead; See full details per county below
TSC Promotions 2021- Number of Shortlisted Candidates per County
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A total of 32,431 teachers applied land were shortlisted for the recently concluded TSC promotional interviews 2021. According to data released by TSC, Kiambu County recorded the highest number of applicants at 1,717. Kisii came in second with l1,673 applicants while Kakamega had 1,488 applicants.
Surprisingly, ten counties had no applicants who made to the final list of shortlisted candidates. The Counties are: Kilifi, Lamu, Laikipia, Marsabet, Meru, Mombasa, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi and Uasin Gishu.
KUPPET raises eyebrows about the ongoing TSC teachers’ promotions 2021
The marking scheme currently being used during the 2021 TSC Teachers’ promotions interviews by the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has been criticized for being biased against teachers serving in ‘third world’ schools as they are commonly referred to.
The marking scheme at our disposal seems to be favoring teachers from ‘giant’ schools that are known for producing better results at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations level.
For instance, if your mean has been “low” for the last three years then you will score poorly during the interviews. The maximum mark for a teacher with a mean of 11 (A- minus) and above has been set at 20. Whereas a teacher with a mean of below 2 (D- minus) will be awarded one mark only.
Another scoring area is the improvement index; with teachers who have recorded a positive improvement of 2 and above garnering 20 marks.
The Commission is currently carrying out interview sessions for the about 33,000 shortlisted teachers.
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, Kuppet, has come out to castigate TSC for sidelining some administrators in the ongoing promotions.
“We also draw your attention to the apparent discriminative procedures the Commission
has instituted against some principals, deputy principals and senior masters who merit on
the basis of their qualifications. Initially, we received complaints from members who
faced difficulties applying for the promotions via the TSC portal. We brought the matter
to the attention of your officers, who attributed it to a system glitch.” Says Kuppet Secretary General Akelo Misori.
In a protest letter sent to TSC, Akelo says many administrators currently serving in sub-county schools were blocked from applying for promotion to head extra-county and national schools. Those who managed to apply have not been short-listed for interviews.
In addition, the Career Progression Guidelines, CPG, being used for the interviews have placed substantial weight on the status of schools where the applicants serve. It is obvious that county and sub-county schools cannot compete fairly with the well-established ones.
A glaring difference between the two categories of schools is in the entry qualifications for their Form One intakes. However, the vast majority of Kenyan students and teachers
(including principals) are based in these county and sub-county schools.
The Kenya National Union of Teachers, Knut, has been opposing the CPG and has engaged the Commission in court battles.
Also given a raw deal are teachers with higher qualifications as their papers have been rendered useless.
“Unless this system is changed, many qualified teachers-including those with post-graduate qualifications might not get their deserved promotion. This policy will also balkanize Kenya, given the inequalities in economic development across the country.” Misori adds.
Equally affected are teachers serving in Teachers Training Colleges (TTCs) have been systematically sidelined from these promotions. This is because the Scoring in heavily weighted on the applicant’s marks under the Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development, TPAD, appraisal tool.