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TSC Reveals Why it Has Not Promoted Stagnated Teachers

The teachers service commission, TSC, has explained to the national assembly why it is yet to promote teachers, even after receiving applications for the same.

According to the Commission, it will spend Sh2.2 billion to promote more than 14,000 teachers, and it has prioritized teachers’ promotion as an urgent matter.

TSC CEO Nancy Macharia told MPs that the Commission has received several requests for the promotion of teachers who have stagnated in the same job group.

This also included teachers who have attained higher qualifications.

“We have been unable to promote these teachers because the Commission has not received promotion funds since the implementation of the 2021-2025 CBA. This has in turn tainted the Commission’s image,” Macharia said.

Kibra MP Peter Orero asked what the commission would give priority to, between funding teachers’ professional development and teachers’ promotion.

“To address the stagnation outcry, the commission requires Sh2.2 billion to carry out the promotion of teachers in different job cadres,” Macharia said.

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Earlier this year, TSC advertised for 13,713 positions for principals, deputy principals, senior masters, secondary teachers, head teachers and deputy head teachers in secondary and primary schools.

The commission also announced 1,021 vacancies for teachers to be deployed as principals, deputy principals, head teachers and deputy head teachers in arid and semi-arid lands and hard-to-staff counties.

It named the asals and hard-to-staff counties as Baringo, Garissa, Homa Bay, Isiolo, Kajiado, Kilifi Kitui, Kwale, Lamu, Madera, Marsabit, Narok, Samburu, Taita Taveta, Tana River, Turkana, Wajir and West Pokot.

“Applicants for vacancies in asal and hard-to-staff counties shall be required to upload the letter of deployment to the current responsibility during the application,” the commission said.

TSC introduced the CPG for teachers in 2017.

The CPG outlines the minimum requirements for teachers’ employment and promotion.

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