P1 Deployment to JSS
P1 Deployment to JSS. In its second round of primary school teacher deployment, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has made several adjustments.
In the junior secondary school segment, the Commission continues to have a severe teacher shortage.
Yesterday, the Commission announced via its social media channels that the application had been revived and will remain active through March 22.
The application time for deployment to junior secondary schools has been extended by the Commission. Reopening the portal is now possible. Applications from qualified primary school teachers are encouraged. To use the portal, click to https://tsconline.tsc.go.ke/tsc-teacher/login. The application deadline is March 22, 2023,” according to TSC.
Several PTE teachers who were barred from the activity in the first round will now be able to participate. The documentation of the first cohorts have already been validated, and posting letters have been given to those who were successful.
The teachers who have been deployed begin at job group C2, where they will work for three years before being automatically transferred to job group C3.
Salary for a C2 teacher on deployment
- Basic salary 34,955
- House allowance (other areas) 7,500
- Hardship 10,900
- Commuter 5,000
- Leave(paid only in January) 6,000
The standards for deployment to junior secondary, however, have been decreased by TSC. This will make it possible for teachers who have pre-university credentials to apply.
According to the Commission, P1 instructors currently in the classroom who earned their pre-university degree on or before December 31, 2015, shall be given consideration for junior secondary placement.
Hence, teachers who entered college with a KCSE mean grade of C (plain) but completed a bridging course before pursuing a degree are qualified to instruct students in Grades 7, 8, and 9.
However, TSC has not yet lowered the standards to admit primary school teachers with other diplomas and degrees, such as those with the primary option.
According to the Commission, primary school teachers who want to work at JSS must be certified to teach in secondary institutions. The teacher MUST fulfill the following conditions:
i)Be currently registered with the Teachers Service Commission as a teacher.
ii) Is engaged by the Teachers Service Commission as a primary school teacher.
iii) A person shouldn’t be serving an interdiction or going through a disciplinary procedure right now.
iv) Possess a minimum of a Diploma in Education and at least two C+ grades from the KCSE (or its equivalent; either under the 8-4-4 or CBC curricula) or two (2) principles and one (1) subsidiary pass from “A” Level.
Individuals who have completed both a Bachelor Degree in Education and a Diploma in Education and have earned a minimum grade of C (plain) at the KCSE (or its equivalent) are eligible.
v) The bachelor’s degree must be indicated on the diploma. Holders of a Bachelor of Education (Primary Option) are ineligible.
vi) The person’s name must appear on the list provided by the headquarters and they must have stated a desire to be sent to a junior secondary school.
During the verification process, candidates are required to produce the following documents:
i) A copy and the original of the diploma or degree certificate;
ii) Academic transcripts, both original and copies;
iii) Where applicable, the original and copy of the SNE qualification;
iv) A copy and the original of the KCSE certificate (or a similar document);
v) A copy of the most recent payslip;
vi) A statement from the head of the institution stating that the teacher is currently employed by the school and is not subject to a disciplinary procedure or serving an interdiction.