Review of Teacher Promotion Criteria 2023
Review of Teacher Promotion Criteria 2023. In order to solve the difficulties the teaching profession in Kenya is now facing, Benta Opande, CEO of the Kenya Women Teachers Association, has asked for automatic teacher advancement.
To prepare for the adoption of the Competency Based Curriculum, instructors are currently undergoing a statewide retooling exercise across the nation’s educational calendar.
Nonetheless, teachers have expressed dissatisfaction with the standards used to promote them to junior secondary schools (JSS)
Opande has requested that the Teachers Service Commission provide more clarification and conduct an examination of the mechanisms for promoting teachers (TSC).
Establishing a system that promotes teachers based on their years of experience and classroom performance assessments would constitute automatic teacher promotion.
This method would encourage and reward teachers for their diligence and commitment to their work, as well as relieve them of the burdensome and potentially biased and irritating promotion process.
Additionally, it would offer teachers a clear path for growth and reward them materially for their diligence and commitment.
Opande is aware of the difficulties in implementing automated teacher promotion, such as making sure the standards are fair and impartial.
But the advantages are obvious. The school system would be able to attract and keep the best instructors, improving student results, by rewarding excellence in teaching.
The amount of effort and attention that goes into teaching is sometimes underappreciated, making it a thankless profession.
The standing and reputation of the teaching profession would also be enhanced, making it a more appealing career choice for young people.
Also, automatic teacher promotion acknowledges the value of teaching experience. Teachers with experience can impart a plethora of knowledge and abilities to their students.
The approach encourages teachers to remain in the profession gaining skills overtime and carry on by elevating them based on their years of service.