Promotion Interview Dates for School Administrators and List of Invited Applicants per County
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced dates for the promotion interviews for school administrators in counties.
According to the Commission, a number of teachers who applied for the positions of headteacher and deputy headteacher have already been sent text messages inviting them to interviews next week. Many counties are set to start interviews on Monday, the 22nd of March, 2023.
“Following your application for promotion to Secondary teacher I Advert 15/2023, you are invited for an interview on 22nd March at (interview venue) at (Interview time),” read one of the messages sent to invite the teachers.
During the current financial year (2022/2023) which comes to an end on June 30, 2023, the Commission is intending to promote a total of 11,258 teachers to the common cadre. This is besides other cadres set for promotions.
The TSC Secretary and CEO Dr Nancy Macharia revealed this information when appeared before the Departmental Committee on Education. She was asked to submit a report on the contentious issue of teachers’ medical coverage, promotion and delocalization.
The Commission said that a total of 5,436 primary school teachers will be promoted from grade V5 (Primary Teacher I) to C1 (Primary Teacher II), 514 teachers from job grade C1 to C2 and 5,208 from C2 and C3.
“For the year 2022/2023, the Commission, subject to the budgetary provision, shall in line with Regulation 74 of Code of Regulations for Teachers (CORT) promote a total of 11,258 teachers in the common cadre promotions,” said Dr Macharia in the report.
According to the data, Kakamega is set to have the highest number of promotions with 551 teachers in the category, with 227 being from job grades B5 to C1, from C1 to C2 and 288 from C3 to C4.
On the other hand, Garissa County will get the fewest teachers (38) with 21 from B5 to C1, one from C1 to C2 and 16 from C2 to C3.
In this financial year, TSC is set to promote an additional 13,717 teachers through competitive promotion and 1,021 through affirmative action in arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) and “Hard to Staff” areas.
According to the Commission 7,282 serving the primary schools, teachers are also set to be deployed to junior secondary schools (JSS).
More mapping will be done to identify suitable primary school teachers to serve in JSS. The required qualifications are as follows:
- Having a diploma in education or a bachelor’s degree in education and at least a C+ (plus) mean grade in KCSE or its equivalent.
- A C+ (Plus) in at least two teaching subjects
- At least eight units in each of the two teaching subjects.
According to TSC CEO Dr Nancy Macharia, the problem of teacher shortages has been an issue the Commission has been addressing since 2019 through promoting and deploying primary school teachers.
The following are the documents that applicants will be required to hand in during the physical interview sessions.
- Original National ID
- Original Academic and Professional Certificate
- Letter of Appointment to the current grade
- Letter of appointment to the current post
- Analyzed individual subject results in the KCSE examination for the last three years, certified by TSC CD/SCD.
- Performance Appraisal Report for 2020, 2021 and 2022.
- Any other relevant testimonials supporting your performance.
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