TSC Teachers who received regret letters at first will be promoted.
School administrators who received regret letters in August 2023 will be promoted, according to a decision made by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
An insider claims that a substantial scarcity of headteachers, principals, deputies, senior teachers, and masters in a big number of schools has forced the commission to take this action.
Despite the teachers getting regret letters, the Commission has allowed them to reapply in future promotion advertisements.
A few of the people who got regret letters were deputy headteachers requesting validation in their capacity as headteachers. Lack of a degree certificate, which the Commission prioritizes for people seeking headship posts, was a typical impediment for many, though.
As of July 2023, TSC data revealed that 3,359 public schools were operating without headteachers, including 1,918 public primary schools and 1,441 secondary schools lacking principals.
To address this issue, the Commission advertised 14,738 teacher promotions to fill these vacancies. Despite multiple rounds of application calls in January, March, and May, the turn out was poor.
Interviews conducted in March resulted in successful placements, with teachers being posted to schools outside their sub-counties but within their counties.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia criticized teachers for missing out on promotions and stagnating in their careers. She accused them of being unwilling to apply for promotion opportunities in other counties.
Speaking at the Kenya Primary School Heads Association (Kepsha) Conference, Macharia announced that the government had allocated sh 1 billion in the 2023/2024 financial year for the promotion of 36,505 teachers.
Interviews for the advertised vacancies will be conducted in December 2023, with 17,914 posts designated for primary school staff.
As per the TSC Career Progression Guidelines (CPG), a teacher cannot skip a job group in any form of teacher promotion.
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