KNUT Requests Teacher Promotions in Job Groups C1 and C2.
According to the constitution, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is in charge of a variety of responsibilities including the management of teachers in elementary and secondary schools across the country. This involves the process of registering teachers, employing new ones, promoting existing ones, transferring them, and exerting disciplinary authority over them.
To inspire instructors while still adhering to its mandate, the Teacher Standards and Certification Commission (TSC) ought to consider promoting those educators who have remained in the same job groups for a long length of time. Nevertheless, there have been situations in which promotions have not occurred as predicted, causing instructors to remain in lower job groups for an extended period of time.
In light of the current circumstances, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has requested that the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) investigate the possibility of promoting teachers working in job groups C1 and C2 to higher job groups. The leaders of Knut have voiced their worry that instructors in these job groups have been mired in a rut for an extended length of time. They believe that automatic promotions from these levels could assist teachers advance more quickly in their careers and increase their morale.
In addition, Knut has brought attention to the problem of educators who have improved their qualifications through the attainment of diplomas, certificates, and degrees but have not experienced a corresponding increase in their salaries. The advocacy activities of the union are directed on addressing this concern and ensuring that the efforts made by teachers to enhance their qualifications are appropriately recognized and rewarded with promotions.
It is now unknown whether or not the TSC will respond to these pleas and take any sort of action. This circumstance raises serious considerations regarding the career development opportunities available within the teaching profession in Kenya as well as the recognition of qualifications.