TSC Receives Funds for Promotion of Teachers from B5 to D3 in July
TSC Receives Funds for Promotion of Teachers from B5 to D3 in July. After learning Thursday that the National Treasury had given their employer Sh1 billion for their promotions, at least 13, 713 teachers who had remained in the same job group can now smile.
The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) had originally stated that it would need Sh2.2 billion to advance primary, secondary, and college instructors to the subsequent grade; however, this is only half of that amount.
The decision to set aside that money for promotion, according to Julius Melly, head of the Parliamentary Committee on Education, was made to encourage teachers to provide high-quality instruction.
Speaking to the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA) in Mombasa, Mr. Melly urged TSC to give priority to those teachers who had been stuck teaching the same grade for years.
“To promote teachers, we provided the ministry Sh1 billion. Since they haven’t received a promotion in years, a group of instructors in grades D3 to D4 should receive particular consideration, he said.
He made this statement in response to KESSHA chairman Kahi Indimuli’s alarm over delays in teacher promotions in all grade levels, citing deputy principals who had been denied promotions even after serving in that capacity for a year.
When new principals were posted to those schools, according to Mr. Indimuli, deputies who had served for more than six months were typically demoted rather than given consideration for advancement.
When a deputy principal fills in for a period only to be downgraded to a class teacher or subject head later on, Indimuli stated, “It is demoralizing and diminishing.”
About 4,595 primary school teachers who are currently in Job Group C would be promoted to Job Group C2, according to an early circular from the TSC.
Job Group C2 employees transitioned to C3, and C3 teachers to C4. The projected cost of this exercise was Sh1 billion. The workout will begin in July.
According to a previous message from TSC, 652 college professors who are currently teaching in Grade D3 will be promoted to Grade D4 at a cost of more than Sh175 million.
About 13,713 vice principals, senior masters, secondary teachers, head teachers, and assistant head teachers would also receive promotions under this strategy for secondary and primary schools.
2,733 regular primary school head teachers, 1,330 secondary school teachers, 1,725 deputy principal IIs, 602 regular school leaders, 224 deputy principal IIIs at secondary schools, and 208 senior master IIs will all receive promotions under this new scheme.
Overall, TSC has been given at least Sh2.2 billion by Parliament to support teacher promotions and raises.
Yesterday, representatives from the Ministry of Education assured the Mombasa principals that the government was eager to address the severe teacher shortage. Ezekiel Machogu, the secretary of the education cabinet, announced on Wednesday that 24,000 more teachers would be hired in the upcoming fiscal year.
Now there will be 60,000 teachers working for President William Ruto’s government.
In order to accommodate newly hired teachers who have families, Indimuli urged TSC to reduce the customary five-year pre-transfer period to two years yesterday.
Additionally, he lamented the politicization of teacher transfers and how they were deciding who would go where and who would stay.
He asserted that some politicians were attempting to transfer teachers from their jobs despite their refusal to request delocalization.
He pledged to expose the politicians who were attempting to force the transfer of teachers they found objectionable.
Teachers are hired to work wherever in the nation, therefore Indimuli said that those who haven’t requested a transfer shouldn’t be subjected to political harassment.
Melly, however, vehemently refuted accusations that MPs were interfering with the TSC’s authority to transfer teachers, arguing that the legislators were merely assisting with teacher staffing, particularly in underserved areas.
“Parliamentarians are not taking over the TSC’s duties. By providing schools with solutions, we complement and aid in managing and staffing the schools, said Melly.
He demanded that all schools be restructured to achieve consistency by getting rid of designations like national and county schools so that any principal could lead any school. He claimed that because chief principal advancements and other positions were predicated on this label, many instructors were denied promotions.