Next week, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will begin interviews for 2,419 tutors in primary and secondary schools.

 

The interviews would take place from November 1 to 12 at regional and county levels, according to a TSC brief.

 

Chief principals, principals, deputy principals, headteachers, deputy headteachers, and senior teachers are among the positions available.

 

In addition, 1,376 teachers in arid and semi-arid regions (Asal) and hard-to-staff regions will be promoted as heads and deputy heads as a result of the interviews.

The announcement states, “This is on affirmative action to grow instructors progressively.”

 

The promotions follow the new professional advancement criteria that went into effect in 2018.

 

Next month, the 1,995 interns — 1,038 for primary schools and 957 for secondary schools – will be interviewed.

 

The commission has promoted almost 100,000 teachers in the last year, in accordance with the 2017-21 collective bargaining agreement, which expired on June 30.

15,407 instructors were interviewed between December 2020 and February of this year.

 

The remaining 99,078 were promoted via the newly constituted common cadre, while 712 teachers and institutional administrators in ten Asal regions were promoted through affirmative action, according to the commission.

 

Over the course of a year, 115,197 classroom teachers, senior teachers, deputy headteachers, headteachers, curriculum developers, deputy principals, and principals were promoted.

According to Teacher’s Image, a magazine published by the commission, “the collective bargaining agreement offered all cadres of instructors a common advancement after serving for three years in the entry grades.”

 

P1 teachers from job group B5 were promoted to job group C1, diploma holders from job group C1 were promoted to work group C2, and degree holders from job group C2 were promoted to job C3.

 

 

The TSC stated, “The promotions represent a break from the past, when P1 instructors joined and left service in the same grade.”

“This demonstrates the commission’s commitment to supporting teachers’ professional development through a defined career path.”

 

A teacher must have worked in their present job group for three years in order to advance in their career.

 

She stated that the commission promised to promote teachers in Asal regions in the 2021-25 collective bargaining agreement.

 

Teachers in the Asal regions who occupy the positions have been acting for more than three years.

 

 

Due to instability, schools in the regions have been experiencing a severe teacher shortage.

 

Many teachers assigned to these areas seek transfer as soon as possible.

 

In preparation for the 2023 deployment, a number of instructors are being transferred from elementary to secondary schools to work with junior secondary students.

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