The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has released a list of over 16,000 teachers who received promotion this year based on career progression guidelines.
These promotions took into account of regional balance, gender equity, and affirmative action for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands counties in the country.
The promoted teachers will fill vacancies for the following positions: Deputy Principals I and II, Senior Master IV in secondary schools, Head Teachers, and Deputy Head Teachers II in primary schools.
The commission distributed these promotions equitably across the regions.
Kiambu County received the highest number of promoted teachers, followed by Kisii, and Kakamega county followed in the third position.
Due to a shortage of Deputy School Heads, Senior Teachers, and Masters in other schools, the teachers’ employer set guidelines for the number of administrators schools should have.
Fortunately, teachers serving in an acting capacity will be given priority during promotions.
TSC promotion interviews will lead to the promotion of 551 teachers overall.
A total of 36 teachers will move from C1 to C2, and 288 teachers will move from C1 to C5.
Another 227 teachers will move from C1 to C5.
In Garissa county, 21 teachers will move from B5 to C1, from C1 to C2, and from C2 to C3.
For this reason, the commission plans to promote an additional 10,021 teachers through affirmative action in places with a shortage of teachers and 13,717 more teachers through competitive promotion in the current Financial year.
To be deployed to JSS, teachers need a Diploma in Education or a Bachelor’s degree in Education, as well as a minimum mean score of C+ on the KCSE or its equivalent.
They should also have a grade of at least C+ and at least 8 units in each of the two teaching classes (plus).
TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia indicated that since 2019, the commission has promoted and transferred primary school teachers to high schools to address the teacher deficit.