Primary Administrators to JSS
Primary Administrators to JSS. A number of primary school administrators applied to be posted to the junior secondary school section after the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) published an advertisement last month.
The Commission reported receiving 10,833 petitions for the transfer of certified primary school teachers to junior secondary schools in a circular dated February 17, 2023.
The TSC Sub County Directors have already invited the P1 teachers who made the shortlist for document verification as the exercise gets underway this week in various Sub Counties.
The fact that some primary school administrators are considering transitioning to junior high and high schools, however, is concerning.
Given that some administrators are in the C3 job grade and that the deployed instructors would start at C2, this could have a negative impact on some of these administrators.
A deputy headteacher from Mbeere who was one of the instructors asserted that he applied because he desired to serve as an administrator in the junior secondary division.
Michael Kiura claims that there are many of promotion opportunities in junior secondary that he is eyeing. He is a graduate of the Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI).
The deployed teachers will start at work grade C2 and automatically move up to job grade C3 after three years, as per the Career Progression Guidelines (CPG) for teachers.
But, a TSC insider claimed that despite being transferred, school administrators’ salaries won’t be affected and they won’t be in control of the new schools.
The verification procedure is still ongoing in a number of Sub Counties. According to TSC, candidates are expected to submit the following paperwork.
The teachers will be stationed near to the current location, according to TSC. According to Nancy Macharia, CEO of TSC, instructors should, whenever possible, be allocated to their current stations or ones that are close by.
She also encouraged Sub-County Directors not to deploy teachers with similar topic combinations to those already deployed to JSS unless a station needed more than one teacher with the same subject combination.
She recommended sending teachers with SNE credentials to Special JSS.
Two letters of deployment from the Sub-County Director must be obtained by each instructor. The second original letter, along with additional deployment papers, will be submitted to the headquarters for filing after the first letter is provided to the teacher.