The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has exciting news for educators as they reveal plans to promote a substantial number of teachers – 36,000 to be exact.
The announcement was made through a circular, where the commission addressed the issue of teachers remaining in the same job group without advancement.
To combat this stagnation, the TSC will implement promotions across nine different grades.
This move aims to invigorate the teaching profession and provide opportunities for growth. It’s worth noting that these promotions will be distributed throughout primary and secondary schools, as well as teacher training colleges, ensuring a broad impact.
Within these promotions, the TSC has allotted 12,716 positions for senior master roles.
This position holds significant responsibilities and is a crucial part of the educational ecosystem.
Additionally, 10,819 teachers are set to be promoted to senior teachers in regular primary schools, reflecting the diverse educational landscape.
The commission is also showing dedication to inclusivity by reserving 700 slots for senior teachers in special needs schools.
This recognizes the importance of specialized education and the unique requirements of these institutions.
Moreover, there are 216 openings available for the Grade C4 position of senior lecturer in teacher training colleges. This showcases the commitment to developing skilled educators in these colleges.
Beyond the classroom, the TSC is offering advancement opportunities in administrative roles.
The commission has earmarked 108 positions for senior principals. This demonstrates the importance of strong leadership within educational institutions.
Additionally, there are 34 positions for chief principals, who play a vital role in shaping overall school strategies and policies.
For teachers interested in these opportunities, the application process is clear. Applications for these positions should be submitted through the TSC portal by September 8th, 2023.
This allows ample time for interested educators to prepare and submit their applications for consideration.
This announcement comes hot on the heels of an exciting statement from President William Ruto. Just a day prior, President Ruto shared that the government has allocated a substantial amount – Ksh1 billion – to facilitate teacher promotions nationwide.
This allocation is expected to have a significant impact, directly promoting 5,000 teachers and indirectly benefiting a staggering 36,000 teachers.
In the words of President Ruto, “We have provided for the promotion of 5,000 teachers directly and 36,000 teachers indirectly. We have provided Ksh1 billion that will go in that direction.”
This commitment underscores the government’s recognition of the crucial role teachers play in shaping the nation’s future and their dedication to supporting and uplifting the education sector.