TSC PROMOTIONS: TEACHER SELECTION CRITERIA, APPLICATION PROCEDURE, APPRAISAL REPORTS, DENIAL OF PROMOTION, PROMOTION OF TEACHERS ON RE-EMPLOYMENT, SECONDMENT OR STUDY LEAVE AND LAPSE (EXPIRY) OF A TSC PROMOTION OFFER
The Teachers Service Commission provides a window for career growth for teachers working under permanent and pensionable terms.
However, not all teacher promotions at the Teachers Service Commission are automatic.
The promotion of teachers by the commission depends on the existing schemes of service.
TSC promotions are subject to available vacancies and availability of funds.
Some of the criteria used by the commission to promote teachers from one grade to the next include:
- Merit and ability reflected in teacher’s work, performance and results
- Seniority and experience of the teacher in question
- Existence of vacancies
- Academic and professional qualifications
- Any other criteria that the Commission deems fit for teacher promotions
- The validity of the teacher’s teaching certificate
- Teacher’s performance of duty
- Length of stay by the teacher in a given grade
- The overall score attained by the teacher during interviews (competitive selection)
Application and consideration for TSC Promotions
How to apply for TSC promotions, the latest guidelines
TSC promotions are based on highly competitive terms.
To start with, teachers seeking TSC promotions should tender their interest: filling Form G (as set out Twenty-First Schedule) or Form H (as SET OUT IN THE Twenty-Second Schedule)
The commission shall then produce a list of candidates liable for TSC interviews.
Once the interviews have been conducted, successful applicants shall be informed and receive a letter showing their promotion to the next grade.
The next step is taking up a Teacher Proficiency Course administered by the Commission for that purpose.
Use of Appraisal report for promotion
When promoting teachers, the Commission shall take into account appraisal reports submitted under Regulation 52.
Denial of TSC Promotions, why and when
The Teachers Service Commission may refuse to consider a teacher for promotion if s/he has not completed two years since the teacher was found guilty following disciplinary action, one year from the date the teacher was issued with an administrative warning.
Promotion of teachers on re-employment (when)
To be promoted, a teacher re-employed by the TSC must complete at least three years of continuous service.
Promotion of teachers on study leave or secondment, is it possible?
The commission can promote teachers on secondment or paid study leave upon successful interview as set out in the Schemes of service.
The effective date for the promotion of a teacher who receives promotion while on paid study leave or secondment is usually determined by the Commission.
Consideration for TSC Promotions
Except for special cases, consideration for promotion is based on the teacher’s willingness to take up the post and the existence of a vacancy within the establishment.
Lapse or expiry of TSC Promotion offer
A TSC Promotion offer is valid for only thirty days. Therefore if the promoted teacher does not take up the position that he or she has been offered by the Commission, his or her promotion shall be declared null and void.
This condition however does not apply for teachers on paid study leave or secondment.
SOURCE: TSC Code of Regulations for Teachers