TSC To Make Changes On Teachers Promotions, What Teachers Should Expect

By Getrude Mathayo / Published December 28, 2022 | 1:25 pm



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The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will make major changes before releasing a new teacher promotion advert after the earlier one was canceled. The advert had 14,738 promotion vacancies.

The promotion of teachers has become a sticky point. The tutors’ employer has in the last two weeks appeared before the National Assembly Education and Research Committee two times

TSC has in the last two weeks appeared before the National Assembly Education and Research Committee two times. MPs were not pleased with the failure of the commission to promote teachers who have remained in the same job group for years

According to the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Chairman Omboko MMilemba, backed the cancellation and asked the TSC to increase the number of vacancies.

He said that very many deserving teachers would be left out. He termed the plan a mockery to teachers, especially those in job groups C2, C3, and C4.

“People deserving promotion is not the target of the advertisement. These are teachers in C3 and C4 job groups. It is a drop in the ocean,” Mr. Milemba said.

According to the advertisement, most of the positions would have gone to primary schools, with just 3,392 secondary school slots. Since the Wednesday advertisement, social media has been awash with protests of teachers being given a raw deal

Some primary school teachers who were left out like B5 and C1 said their promotion should be automatic up to job group C2. They wondered why TSC created two senior teacher positions i.e C2 and C3 which represent senior teachers II and I.

Senior teachers in job group C2 also complained that moving to C3 was a hectic move. It appeared the teachers must first complete at least three years in C2 before they can be considered for promotion to C3.

The advertised promotion vacancies arose from retirements, resignations, or deaths. Many teachers have also been holding managerial positions in an acting capacity. Mr. Milemba blamed the commission for not promoting teachers, thus making them lose benefits.

He said that his office is working on data to establish the extent of the problem and what teachers are owed. He put the figure at more than Sh1 billion

“This is a pending bill that’s not qualified. It is the exploitation of labor by the TSC and government. I’ve put a question in Parliament but I’m doing research with my office staff to back the numbers up. It’s become impossible to be promoted unless you’re in administration,” the Emuhaya MP said.






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