Successful Administrators during TSC Interviews to Pick their Letters
Successful Administrators during TSC Interviews to Pick their Letters. Deputies, senior teachers, and acting headteachers and principals who apply for listed promotion positions will begin receiving promotional letters the next week.
Senior teachers and deputy headteachers will pick up theirs at the offices of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Sub County Directors.
The TSC County Directors’ offices will have promotional letters available for Headteachers and Principals to take up.
The last batch of letters, which were released by TSC headquarters, are currently being printed and mailed to teachers by County and Sub County offices.
A select set of senior teachers, masters, and deputy headteachers/principals have already received their letters after clearing interviews in respective counties.
TSC initially released a notice for 14,738 teacher promotions in December 2022 before taking it down.
Thereafter, requests for additional applications were made in January, March, and most recently, May of this year.
Attrition naturally produced the openings. In the current budget (2023–2024), TSC has been allotted Sh1.1 billion to be used for teacher promotion across various cadres.
In a third advertising published in May, the employer of the teachers invited applications from educators for positions in senior school administration.
According to TSC Chief Executive Dr. Nancy Macharia, two successive advertising campaigns failed to attract the right applicants to fill the posts.
The first and second calls for applications were released in January and March of this year, respectively.
A rush for the top posts is expected to result from the advantages of having them.
TSC’s May advertising, however, pleaded for qualified teachers to fill around 1,001 jobs within the next week.
They included 8 principals and 6 deputy principals in Special Needs Education (SNE) schools, as well as 987 deputy head teachers in traditional primary schools.
Dr. Macharia extended the application window until June 15 to allow teachers who were interested to apply.
The Commission, according to Dr. Macharia, “works to ensure that teachers are promoted as a means of recognising and rewarding teachers’ effort and performance, aligning them for succession planning and career advancement, and motivating them to perform better in their duties and responsibilities.”
TSC advertised for promotion jobs in January of this year, and 14,738 instructors were promoted as a result to fill openings in educational facilities and other places where teachers were temporarily employed.
TSC asserted that despite numerous requests to fill the positions, hundreds of schools are still operating without heads of institutions and deputy heads of institutions due to teachers failing to apply for positions that were posted.
“The Commission also has a responsibility to provide Institutional Administrators for public educational institutions,” continued Dr. Macharia, “in order to effectively manage public schools.”
Public schools for students with special needs and disabilities are among the institutions that are impacted.
The employer of teachers advertised positions for Chief Principals, Principals, Deputy Principals, Deputy Principals, Head Teachers, Deputy Head Teachers, Senior Masters, and Senior Teachers.
There were eight principals, fifteen deputy principals, and four instructors acting as head principals in SNE schools.
The TSC wanted 7,720 deputy head teachers to take over in regular elementary schools, bringing the total to 7,747 teachers.
However, there are still 2,592 unfilled posts after only 5,155 teaching positions were filled.
Only one teacher has as far applied to be the chief principle, claims Dr. Macharia. While 5,152 deputy head teachers have been hired in traditional primary schools, only two teachers have applied to be deputy principals in SNE schools.
TSC re-advertised all of the vacancies two months later, with the exception of the four primary roles.
A total of 1,591 applications were submitted to the commission, including 3 for deputy principal posts and 7 for principle jobs, both in SNE schools.
A total of 1,581 teachers applied for positions as deputy head teachers at regular elementary schools.