Good News to Stagnated Teachers in the Same Job Group
Good News to Stagnated Teachers in the Same Job Group. At least 13, 713 teachers who had remained in the same job group can now smile after discovering Thursday that the National Treasury had awarded their employer Sh1 billion for their advancements.
This amount is only half of what the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) originally estimated would be required to promote primary, secondary, and college professors to the next grade.
According to Julius Melly, chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Education, the choice to set aside that money for promotion was made to motivate teachers to deliver high-quality instruction.
Speaking in Mombasa to the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA), Mr. Melly pleaded with TSC to give teachers who had been assigned to the same grade for many years preference.
“We gave the ministry Sh1 billion to help teachers get more recognition. A group of instructors in grades D3 to D4 should be given special consideration, he suggested, as they haven’t been promoted in years.
In response to KESSHA chairman Kahi Indimuli’s concern regarding delays in teacher promotions in all grade levels, he made this declaration and cited deputy principals who had been refused promotions despite holding that position for a year.
According to Mr. Indimuli, deputies who had been on the job for more than six months were often degraded rather than given consideration for advancement when new principals were posted to those schools.
Indimuli said it is “demoralizing and diminishing” when a deputy principal fills in for a while only to be demoted to a class teacher or subject head later on.
According to an early circular from the TSC, about 4,595 primary school teachers who are now in Job Group C would be promoted to Job Group C2.
Employees of Job Group C2 moved to C3, and teachers of Job Group C3 moved to C4. This exercise was expected to cost Sh1 billion. In July, the workout will start.
652 college professors who are now teaching in Grade D3 will be promoted to Grade D4, according to a previous TSC announcement, at a cost of more than Sh175 million.
According to this plan for secondary and primary schools, about 13,713 vice principals, senior masters, secondary teachers, head teachers, and deputy head teachers will also obtain promotions.
Under the new program, there will be promotions for 2,733 regular primary school head teachers, 1,330 regular secondary school teachers, 1,725 deputy principal IIs, 602 regular school leaders, 224 deputy principal IIIs at secondary schools, and 208 senior master IIs.
To promote teacher promotions and salaries, TSC has received at least Sh2.2 billion from Parliament overall.
The Mombasa principals received assurances from Ministry of Education representatives yesterday that the government was eager to address the acute teacher shortage. The education cabinet’s secretary, Ezekiel Machogu, declared on Wednesday that 24,000 additional teachers would be hired over the ensuing fiscal year.
For the first time, 60,000 teachers would be employed by President William Ruto’s administration.
TSC Informs Teachers Stalled in Same Job Group of Good News
Yesterday Indimuli petitioned TSC to shorten the typical five-year pre-transfer period to two years in order to accommodate newly employed teachers with families.
He also bemoaned the politicization of teacher transfers and how people were choosing who would go and who would stay based on political considerations.
He claimed that despite their refusal to urge delocalization, certain politicians were trying to fire teachers from their positions.
He promised to name and shame the politicians trying to compel the transfer of teachers they considered unacceptable.
Indimuli stated that since teachers are employed to work wherever in the country, individuals who haven’t asked for a transfer shouldn’t be the target of political persecution.
Melly, on the other hand, fiercely denied claims that MPs were interfering with the TSC’s ability to transfer teachers, asserting that the lawmakers were only helping with teacher staffing, particularly in disadvantaged areas.
“Parliamentarians are not assuming the TSC’s responsibilities. We support and assist in managing and staffing the schools by offering solutions, according to Melly.
By eliminating labels like national and county schools, he insisted that all schools be reorganized to establish consistency and allow any principal to head any institution. He asserted that numerous instructors were passed over for promotions because chief principal advancements and other places depended on this label.