TSC Set to Promote 12634 stagnated teachers
TSC Set to Promote 12634 stagnated teachers. 12,634 teachers who have been stuck in the same job group for a long time will be promoted, according to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC). The TSC would spend at least Sh2.2 billion on the promotion exercise, according to CEO Nancy Macharia.
4,595 primary school teachers who are now employed in Job Group C1 will be transferred to Job Group C2 as a result of the promotion.
Likewise, 652 graduate teachers in Grade D3 will be promoted to Grade D4, and 2,637 graduate teachers will be elevated from Group C3 to Group C4. In Employment Group C2, an additional 4,750 diploma teachers will be promoted to Job Group C3.
The promotion process is in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for 2021–2025, which aims to enhance the working conditions for Kenyan teachers.
Teachers who have been inactive in their job group for a long time are eligible for advancement under the terms of the agreement.
Julius Melly, the head of the education committee, encouraged the commission to reward and advance instructors who have been filling in for other teachers.
Malulu Injendi, a Malava MP, aimed to comprehend the TSC’s strategic plan’s aims.
He noted that the TSC needs Sh2.1 billion for a program called Teacher Professional Development (TPD) to enhance teachers’ pedagogical abilities, management abilities, and learning outcomes.
He requested clarification from the TSC regarding the commission’s priority between the TPD program and teacher promotions.
Macharia assured the committee that the commission’s main priorities are hiring more teachers to alleviate the current teacher shortage and enhancing teachers’ expertise in competence-based education.
As long as the government provides funding, she pledged to hire more instructors. According to Macharia, 450 more secondary school teachers would be hired.
Melly requested that the panel present a road map for changes and improvements in how students are taught and the curriculum is taught in schools.
He noted that a lack of instructors in some Grade 7 classes has put learning on hold, depriving students of equality and inclusivity in the management of the teacher resource.
There aren’t even any Junior Secondary School teachers in certain schools, while in others, the ministry has only posted one. It is for this reason that the TSC is urged to act quickly to solve the issue of a teacher shortage.