Acting School Administrators to be confirmed in 2023 Promotions
Yesterday, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) revealed that teachers who have been in acting positions will be given first priority in next year’s promotions.
TSC’s Chairperson Jamleck Muturi and the Head of Legal Calvin Anyuor informed Members of Parliament (MPs) that they have made efforts to ensure that deputy headteachers who have been acting as headteachers will be prioritized in next year’s promotions.
Speaking while appearing before Members of Parliament, they said that some deputies had not been promoted because they had not met the requirements for moving to the next positions.
According to the TSC Chairperson, a job evaluation report categorized the grades of various teachers in national, county, extra-county and sub-county schools.
“We are going to ensure that the teachers get first priority. However, it cannot happen automatically because after the job evaluation criteria were done, schools were categorized from national, extra-county and sub-counties and the same were given grades and therefore, these grades must be met,” said Anyuor.
The Commission also revealed that except for July 2017, they had mostly not been granted additional budgetary allocation for the promotion of teachers. In 2017, money was allocated for salary review based on the job evaluation report conducted by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
The Commission revealed that around 15,000 teachers are set to exit the service by the 31st of December due to natural attrition.
“This is despite the existence of vacancies in the authorized establishment, creation of new schools and persistent budgetary requests by the Commission,” said Anyuor.
The duo had responded after the MP to Lugari Nabii Nabwera had raised an issue over some deputies who had been in an acting capacity and had never been promoted.
In the meantime, the Committee Chaired by Tinderet MP Julius Melly gave the Commission until the 31st of January to ensure that all teachers who had been delocalized have been rerouted to their home areas.