Starting early next week, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced that it will start countrywide teacher promotion interviews for primary school teachers early next week.
According to TSC, the interviews aimed to fill 36,505 promotion vacancies which were advertised in September 2023 and will be done in sub-counties.
The commission said that the interviews for the primary school teachers will start from 4th to 15th December 2023. TSC will start with C1 teachers who will compete to fill 10,819 slots for the Senior Teacher II (C2) position for regular schools and 700 slots for special schools.
TSC listed the following items to be presented during the December promotion interviews.
Any other relevant testimonials supporting your performance.
Around 150,000 primary and secondary school teachers were shortlisted and were issued with interview letters to compete for the 36,505 vacancies. Secondary school teachers will have their interviews next year. It will run from 3rd to 16th January 2024.
C2 teachers will fight to fill 3,040 slots for Senior Teacher I (C3) for regular primary schools and 346 slots for special schools. C3 teachers will scramble to fill 1,930 slots for Deputy Headteacher II (C4) positions for regular primary schools.
Deputy Headteachers in C4 will wrestle to fill 1,049 Headteacher positions in C5 for regular primary schools and 30 for special schools. This interview will be one of a kind with a record number of teachers ever to get shortlisted for promotion by TSC.
Due to the wide variety of courses taught in the classrooms, the enormous enrollment, and the abundance of educational institutions in those counties, there is a teacher shortage in ASALs and other difficult-to-staff places.
According to Macharia, promotions are made based on a set of standards that include the availability of funds, the presence of open positions, a candidate’s aptitude and merit as demonstrated by their job performances, seniority and experience, annual performance records, and academic accomplishments.