TSC Promotions Vacancies for Teachers 2022-2023: TSC Announces 5000 Promotion Slots for Primary School Teachers, Sets New Promotion Guidelines 2022-2023
TSC set To Promote 5000 Primary School teachers to Secondary Schools 2022-2023
TSC set To Promote 5000 Primary School teachers to Secondary Schools
From time to time, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) advertises promotion vacancies for teachers who meet the requirements to apply. This is mainly to motivate teachers to perform their duty with uttermost diligence.
The Commission recently announced its intention to promote 5,000 primary school teachers to secondary schools.
TSC says that this move is to mainly address the huge gaps experienced in the rolling out of the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
The commission has stated that that the new CBC has shifted most of its workload to secondary schools, therefore leaving primary schools with many teachers but less work. Following this, TSC therefore says that teachers who will be promoted will be deployed to work in the newly introduced secondary schools that includes grades 7, 8 and 9.
However, according to the commission, the promotion will be merit-based with the teachers holding a bachelor’s degree and had a mean grade of C+ (plus) and above are the ones to be considered.
Other qualifications include;
Diploma and Degree in Special Needs Education
Diploma and Degree in Early Childhood Development Education
Diploma in Education (Primary Option)
Diploma in Education, Secondary option
Degree in Education (Secondary option) but lacking C+ at KCSE or C+ in teaching subjects
Before promoting teachers to teach in secondary schools, the following are the things taken in to consideration by the commission;
Merit and ability as reflected in the teacher’s work, performance and results
Seniority and experience as set out in the scheme of service
Academic and professional qualification of the teacher
TSC announced that more teachers will be deployed to cater for the double intake expected in 2023, where, the grade six students under CBC will be advancing to Grade 7 while the class six students in 8-4-4 system will be joining junior secondary.
TSC Sets New Promotion Guidelines 2022-2023
The Teachers Service Commission has recently changed promotion guidelines to fit the new curriculum.
In the past, promotions were solely based on the teaching experience of an individual and the performance too. Teachers who recorded high performance in their teaching subjects were promoted to another job group with higher pay or even to be head teachers or principals.
However, after the implementation of the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), things have changed. The following are the new guidelines in order to stand a chance for promotion;
You must be a CBC competent teacher who has undergone all training recommended by TSC.
You must have successfully done the refresher courses which will be soon rolled out by TSC which aims at improving teacher levels of professionalism.
How does TSC practice its teacher promotions?
TSC promotes its teachers based on existing schemes of service i.e the TSC Career Progression Guidelines (CPG) and the Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs).
During promotion, the commission will consider the Appraisal Reports (Teachers Performance and Appraisal Development TPAD) which is submitted after each term.
The commission practices its promotions in three different ways:
Promotion on common cadre establishment
Promotion through Teacher Proficiency Course (TPC)
Promotion through competitive selection
However, there may be instances where the commission may fail to promote a teacher. These situations include;
If a teacher has not completed two years from the date, he was found guilty following a disciplinary action.
If a teacher has not completed one year from the date he was issued with an administrative warning.
In the new guidelines, TSC has also included that if a teacher is found guilty of violating TSC rules and regulations, then he/she will never stand a chance for promotion. Teachers are therefore encouraged to practice their work with the highest degree of professionalism and discipline.