Serious action is being taken by TSC against the teachers who are in the task force. Staff registration, recruitment, promotion and discipline are mandated by the Teachers Service Constitution.
In line with its mandate, the council requested Ksh 10 billion from Parliament for the 2019 financial year.
Beginning in 2023, the remaining funds will be used to promote existing faculty members in the workforce. Some of the funds will also be used to hire interns and permanent, retired teachers.
According to Dr. Nancy Macharia, CEO of TSC, this fund will focus on critical areas that were not addressed in the previous fiscal year, which ended in June.
According to Macharia, any assistance in expediting allocation in this area will be highly appreciated by KPK.
According to the directive of the Director General in Parliament, the commission needs Ksh 2 billion to train competitive teachers, Ksh 1.2 billion to hire trainee teachers and Ksh 5.3 billion to hire 8,000 teachers permanently.
Macharia made the statement on the budget policy for 2022-2023 while addressing Parliament’s Education Committee.
The ability to move up to the next grade would mean better service conditions, a welcome development for teachers who have seen their work groups stagnate.
In addition, many unemployed teachers who are now members of the Teachers’ Service will benefit.
As TSC continues to focus on legal mechanisms to encourage teachers, the good news mentioned above will not be welcomed by many of them. However, promotion goals include increasing opportunities for regularization, productive output, and professional development. According to your ad, your base income and benefits increase accordingly.
TSC Teacher Promotion: How?
Teachers are promoted based on the organization’s current service plan based on the TSC Career Development Guidelines (CPG) and/or Collective Agreements.
The interim evaluation report, known as Performance Performance and Appraisal Development, or TPAD, must be considered by the Board when determining whether or not to promote a teacher.
The following three criteria are used for teacher promotion;
- Advertising in the general framework
• Incentive after passing the Teacher Competency test (TPC).
• Selection process for advertising
- Advertising in public frames (A)
This refers to a group of teachers who can move from one job group to another, without competing for open positions or going through the competitive hiring process until they meet the class requirements.
This affects teachers in groups J (C1), K (C2) and L. (C3). Employees who perform satisfactorily for three years are promoted from Job Group to J and then from K to L.
To advertise a general post you just need to fill in the TSC advertising form.
More detailed information about the roles and responsibilities of new teachers in different job categories and groups can be found here.
TSC considers the following minimum requirements when deciding whether or not to promote a teacher in the General Staff Office:
The length of time the teacher teaches that class (usually three years);
- Teacher Training Certificate Duration,
- The method of carrying out the teacher’s task.
(B) Promotion after passing the Teaching Profession Test (TPC).
Non-graduate teachers in job groups G (B5) and H (C1) require training in the teaching profession, this type of TSC promotion. It has since ceased to exist.
(C) Promotion through Selection Process
Teachers are selected through a competitive process (D3) until they move to M (C4), N (C5), P (D1), Q (D2) and the Sundanese work group. The Board often posts vacancies for these positions after some time (subject to candidate availability). The next step is for qualified and interested candidates to apply online through the TSC portal.
Shortlisted candidates are selected at TSC headquarters. District managers and regional coordinators who conduct interviews at the district and regional levels receive the names of people registered for M and N task forces and instructions.
All institutional administrators for primary, district, district and day (secondary) schools must be appointed and assigned in accordance with the latest TSC standards.