TSC Delivers Good News to 1,300 Administrators Who Received Regret Letters
TSC Delivers Good News to 1,300 Administrators Who Received Regret Letters. At least 1,500 school administrators who had applied for promotions, attended interviews, and anticipated promotion letters got a startling realization this week.
Instead of letters of advancement, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) sent letters of sorrow to teachers.
1,300 of the teachers who received letters of regret, according to TSC, still have time to submit an application.
Given that they had previously been selected and confirmed after county-level interviews and were merely awaiting posting, it is unclear why the Commission cancelled their appointments.
Sadly, some acting teachers who had hoped to be confirmed were unsuccessful.
According to TSC, the teachers are required to reapply for the positions whenever a promotion advertisement is released.
It is unknown if TSC will take up the following teacher promotion issue after the education taskforce recommended that the Ministry of Education handle the teacher promotion responsibility.
According to TSC data, 3,359 public schools do not have head teachers.
In 1,441 public secondary schools and 1,918 public elementary schools, there are no principals or head teachers.
A total of 3,359 public primary and secondary schools lack the essential institutional leadership at a time when the government is enacting critical reforms in the education system.
TSC initially released a notice for 14,738 teacher promotions in December 2022 before taking it down.
It then requested additional applications in January, March, and May of this year after failing to attract the required number of applicants.
For the second semester, many of them who took part in interviews in their counties in March were sent to schools.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia has criticized teachers for both their own inertia and the lack of progress they have received.
She claimed that academics were reluctant to apply for positions in other states that promised progression.
She noted that since teacher progress now relied on the number of opportunities in a certain county, “promotion based localisation” was a problem the commission had to deal with.
She explained to the parliamentarians in attendance at her appearance before the National Assembly Education Committee that “teachers are only competing for vacancies in their own counties as they cannot be “transferred” to other counties.”
The TSC head said that the commission had 14,738 job opportunities at the start of this year in order to fill positions that had become vacant due to natural attrition.
Only 11,231 teachers were hired, though, while 3,507 posts remained vacant due to a lack of suitable applicants. 1,021 of these jobs were reserved for teachers as part of the affirmative action program.
TSC published job postings for the posts of chief principal, principal, deputy principal, senior master, headteacher, and senior teacher for both ordinary and special schools.