TSC Promotions.A total of 36,829 teachers in primary and secondary schools are ready for promotions according to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
The TSC Chief Executive, Nancy Macharia, asked lawmakers to set aside Sh2 billion last week when she spoke before the National Assembly’s Education Committee in order to promote 12,634 tutors in the fiscal year 2023–2024.
FUNDING FOR PROMOTIONS OF TEACHERS
To transfer instructors to new job categories, the commission informs the National Assembly Committee on Education that it would require Sh2,75,038,528.
4,595 primary school teachers will need to earn promotion from grade C1 to grade C2, and 4,750 diploma-holder teachers will need to move from grade C2 to grade C3, according to projections the TSC presented to the committee.
The promotion of 2,637 graduate teachers from grade C3 to grade C4 is likely to cost the teachers’ employer Sh400 million, while the promotion of 652 graduate teachers from grade D3 to grade D4 will cost Sh175,338.528.
According to TSC Chief Executive Nancy Macharia, subject to availability of funds, the commission plans to promote 11,258 teachers in the common cadre during the current fiscal year.
She continues, “TSC will promote 13,717 teachers on a competitive basis and use affirmative action in the ASAL and hardship areas policies for 1,021 teachers.”
According to information from the TSC, 4,006 teachers got Promotion through a competitive process in the 2019–20 budget year and 16,032 more in the 2020–21 fiscal year.
Around 5,034 teachers got promotions on a common cadre basis in the 2019–20 fiscal year, while 94,76 teachers got promotions on the same basis in the next fiscal year.
Legislators demands to know why some teachers were not confirmed while holding multiple posts for up to five years.
Hon.Nabii Nabwera, a Lugari MP, claims that the TSC never provide explaination to teachers why they are not confirmed.
ACTING C1 TEACHERS TO APPLY FOR PROMOTIONS
Teachers who meet the requirements for appointment as institutional administrators must express interests by submitting application when the commission posts job openings, according to Ms. Macharia.
Teachers who have served as acting institutional administrators have an edge during interviews since they receive points based on how long they have been doing so, according to Ms. Macharia.
The CEO told MPs that the policy on the deployment of institutional administrators provides for a clear career progression structure to ensure systematic progression, growth, and professional development for all teachers.
Promotion of teachers in public service is premised on Regulation 73 of the Code of Regulations for Teachers, career progression guidelines, and the policy on selection and appointment of institutional administrators.
The criteria for promotion include the availability of funds, the existence of vacancies in the authorized establishment, merit, and ability. Annual performance records and academic and professional qualifications are also considered before a teacher is promoted.
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