TSC Promotion Interviews Ongoing for the Second Consecutive Week
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) interviews are ongoing for the second consecutive week.
Promotion interviews for both primary and secondary school teachers who are seeking administrative positions across the country have now entered the second week.
In primary schools, deputy headteachers in job group C4 want to be moved to the headteacher position while headteachers in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) and hard-to-staff areas are pushing to be confirmed and placed in job group C5.
Interviews for many senior teachers, deputy headteachers and headteachers from institutions of basic education (primary and secondary) institutions took place in the past week.
As early as the 20th of March, interviews had started in some counties with TSC County Directors placed in charge of the panels.
The other members who participated in the exercise include Deputy County Directors and Sub-County Directors from TSC and the Ministry of Education.
Curriculum Support Officers (CSOs) from all zones in the County were also present in the exercise.
The candidates invited for interviews were required to hand in the following documents.
- Original National Identification Card
- Original Academic and Professional Certificates
- Letter of Appointment to the current grade
- Letter of appointment to the current post (where applicable).
- Analyzed individual subject results in their KCPE/KCSE examinations for the last three years certified by the TSC County Director/Sub-County Director.
- Performance appraisal reports for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022.
- Any other relevant documents supporting the teachers’ performance.
In some counties, interviewees were required to hand in confirmation of appointment letters for their current grades, which most did not have.
To get the letters, the interviewees were told to visit their sub-county directors’ offices for the letters. The panels used the teachers, most recent payslips to confirm their job grades.
Among the questions, interviewees were required to provide was about the day-to-day running of the school’s administration and current and emerging issues.
It is also possible that some may have been asked to give some information on what they know about the responsibilities of various positions in the school administration, TPAD and other issues including guidance and counselling, a major part in addressing students’ unrest which has plagued secondary schools for years.