The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced new promotions for over 36,000 teachers, just one week after the promotion of 14,000 teachers.
In a circular released by TSC, the teachers will be promoted across nine grades as the government seeks to quell the disquiet over the stagnation of teachers.
The decision, which came a day after the talks over the teachers’ salary review reached a block, has been considered a tactic by the commission to partially mute the disquiet within the teaching fraternity.
The promotions will be spread across primary and secondary schools and teachers’ training colleges.
There will be 12,716 openings for senior masters and another 10,819 vacancies for senior teachers in regular primary schools.
There are also 216 positions for senior teachers in teacher training colleges at Grade C4 and another 700 vacancies for senior teachers in schools for students with special needs.
The commission also advertised 108 positions for senior principals and 34 for chief principals.
Other advertised posts advertised by the commission include;
- Secondary Teacher I (Regular School)- 1928 Posts
- Head Teacher (Regular Primary School)– 1049 Posts
- Head Teacher (Sne Primary School) – 30 Posts
- Deputy Head Teacher II (Regular Primary School)– 1,930 Posts
- Senior Teacher I (Regular Primary School – 3,040 Posts
- Senior Teacher I (Sne Primary School) – 346 Posts
Qualified and interested applicants must submit their applications through the TSC portal by September 8th.
The announcement comes two days after TSC held a closed-door meeting over salary review talks at the Kenya School of Government.
TSC recently proposed a new salary, but the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) rejected it since it was less than what the Salary Remuneration Commission recommended and what the president had ordered.
The union claims that TSC has recommended a pay increase of 2.4% to 9.5%, with the lowest-earning teachers receiving the most significant increase and the highest-earning teachers receiving the lowest.
Akello Misori, secretary general of KUPPET, claimed the teacher’s expectations were not met. Hence, the meeting was unsuccessful.
“It is sad what TSC has presented and is even less than what the SRC gave. The proposal, according to TSC, is giving lower figures than what teachers out there expect. Even what the president announced is not within what TSC is thinking about,” Misori said.