The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is in the final preparations to conduct teachers’ promotion interviews in order to fill 36,053 vacancies that were advertised in August.
The interviews are scheduled to take place over three distinct phases, commencing on December 4, 2023, after the conclusion of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
Candidates taking part in the interviews are required to posses valid Chapter 6 documents in case they are selected for promotion.
Breakdown of TSC Promotion Interviews
Phase I (December 4 to 15, 2023): This phase will be conducted at the sub-county level and is specifically designed for primary school teachers aiming for promotions from Grades C1 to C5.
The promotions include positions such as Headteacher roles in regular primary schools and Special Needs Primary Schools at T-Scale 1, Deputy Headteacher II in regular primary schools at T-Scale 9, Senior Teacher I in regular primary schools and SNE primary schools at T-Scale 8, and Senior Teacher II in regular and SNE primary schools at T-Scale 7.
Phase II (January 4 to 16, 2024): Phase II will take place at the county level and is targeted at post-primary teachers seeking promotions in grades C3 to D1.
Promotion positions in this phase encompass Deputy Principal III in regular secondary schools at T-Scale 11, Senior Master III in regular secondary schools, Senior Lecturer IV in Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) at T-Scale 9, and Senior Master IV in regular secondary schools at T-Scale 9, among others.
Phase III (February 4 to 16, 2024): Phase III promotions will be carried out at regional levels and will involve post-primary administrators aspiring to advance in grades D2 to D5.
Promotion positions in this phase include Chief Principal in regular secondary schools at T-Scale 15, Senior Principal at T-Scale 14, Principal at T-Scale 13, Deputy Principal II at T-Scale 12, and Senior Lecturer I at T-Scale 12.
In the 2023-24 Budget, TSC was allocated Sh316.7 billion, which accounted for half of the total allocation of Sh628.6 billion for the education sector.
TSC was allotted Sh4.8 billion for the recruitment of 20,000 intern teachers, an increase from the previous year’s allocation of Sh2.5 billion for teacher recruitment.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia stated that the commission required a whooping Sh2.2 billion for teacher promotions across various job levels.