TSC Re-Advertises Promotion Vacancies 2023 with C3 Receiving the Lion’s Share.
TSC Re-Advertises 14,742 Teachers Promotion Vacancies Days After Cancelation.
14,742 teachers who had previously been stuck in the same job category now have another opportunity to rise.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has published a new request for applications following a cancellation last week.
Teachers’ unions and other educators defended the prior advertisement, stating that it was discriminatory and did not hire teachers who had been on the job for a long period.
TSC has recently announced that primary schools will receive the majority of promotions.
A total of 13,713 openings have been advertised, with 3,210 going to senior schools and 10,507 going to primary schools.
All teachers who have served in various roles as senior teachers, Deputy Principals, and Principals would be automatically promoted, according to Akello Misori, Secretary General of the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET).
“We demand that all teachers in Job Groups C2 to C3 be promoted automatically after three years of service. We demand that no cadre be left in promotion advertisements for as long as it is currently the case,” Misori said.
He went on to say that many principals in Job Group D3 who worked at Sub-County schools had been stagnant for many years and were not considered for promotion.
The majority of teachers in post-primary education, he claims, are in Job Groups C3 and C4.
According to TSC Chief Executive Officer Dr Nancy Macharia, the promotions will be based on career development norms.
Misori, on the other hand, stated that senior Masters in Secondary Schools is a meaningful deployment in accordance with professional development norms.
“The entry cadre to senior Masters Category is senior Masters IV a position teacher at C3 should be promoted to. We noticed that most schools do not have substantive senior Masters, so the majority are internally appointed where they have acted for a long time, which is illegal under labour laws,” Misori said.
He claims that the 1,330 teachers scheduled for promotion are a minor amount in comparison to the enormous number of teachers who have remained in this group.
Misori stated that the majority of those teachers will be replacing colleagues who are leaving the service but will not necessarily be promoted.
“The majority of the advertised positions appear to be simply replacements for existing services, and thus there are no new promotions,” he said.
Dr Macharia stated that 1,021 teachers will be deployed to 18 ASAL counties, while the rest of the country will share 13,717 teachers, including principals, deputy principals, senior masters, and head teachers in primary and secondary schools.
Under Job Group 5, four Teachers Training Colleges will also have new principals take over.
Another 73 teachers are set to be promoted to chief principal position in both regular schools and Special Needs Education (SNE), with another 603 set to be principals in ordinary schools.
Eight positions are set aside for Special Needs Education, while 17 deputy principals I will also be promoted.
Those in Job Group D2 with deputy principals II have 725 seats, while those in Cluster III with regular schools have 224.
In cluster II, SNE will secure 15 slots and 208 senior teachers will be put in the same D1 group. Senior teachers 1 in C3 received the most promotions, with 1,330 teachers promoted.
When comparing primary school teachers, 2,733 will be transferred to regular schools and assigned to Job Group C5.
Another 32 SNE teachers will be promoted, with 7,720 Deputies in ordinary schools under C4 and 22 from the SNE taking their position.
According to Dr. Macharia, teachers seeking promotion to the rank of Chief Principal in Teacher Training Colleges must have served as Senior Principal at T-Scale 14.
She stated that those at high schools must have served as Senior Principals, but their Principal counterparts must have served as Deputy Principal II/Senior Master I.
The Deputy Principal must have previous experience as Deputy Principal II or Senior Master I T-Scale 12, whereas the Deputy Principal II must have previously served as Deputy Principal III or Senior Master II. Deputy Principal III must have served as Senior Master III, and those in Special Schools must have a Diploma in Special Needs Education.