A total of 14, 742 teachers who had been locked in the same job category now have another chance to advance in their profession.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has published a new request for applications following a cancellation that was effected on last week.
This came after the teachers’ unions and other educators defended the earlier advertisement indicating that it was discriminatory and did not hire teachers who had been on the job for a long period of teachers.
The teachers employer recently announced that primary schools will receive the majority of promotions.
TSC announced a total of 13713 with and another 3210 going to secondary schools and 10,507 going to primary schools.
As per to the Secretary General of the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Akello Misor all those teachers who have served in various roles as senior teachers, deputy principals, and principals will be automatically promoted.
“Misori said that the union demands that all teachers in Job Groups C2 to C3 be promoted automatically after three years of service adding that they demand that no cadre are to be left in promotion advertisements for as long as it is currently the case
Misori added that many principals in Job Group D3 who worked at sub-county schools had been stagnant for many years and were not considered for promotion.
Majority of instructors in post-primary education, according to him are in Job Groups C3 and C4.
The TSC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nancy Macharia has directed that the promotions will be based on career progression guidelines.
In reference to the career development criteria, the senior master’s students in secondary schools, on the other hand are a substantial deployment , this is according to Misori.
Misori stated that the bulk of those teachers will be replacing colleagues who are leaving the service but will not necessarily be promoted.o
“Most of the advertised positions appear to be simply replacements for existing services, and thus there are no new promotions,” he said.
The teachers CEO Dr Macharia said some 1,021 teachers will be sent to 18 ASAL counties while other parts of the country will share 13,717 teachers which will include principals, deputy principals, senior masters, the head teachers in primary and secondary schools.
Four Teachers Training Colleges will also see new chief principals taking reign under Job Group 5.
Another 73 teachers are set to be promoted to chief principal status in both regular schools and in Special Needs Education (SNE) with another 603 set for principals in regular schools.
The promotions for Primary schools head teachers will see 2,733 of them moved to regular school and placed under Job Group C5 compared.
TSC CEO Dr Macharia indicated that the teachers seeking promotion to the rank of Chief Principal in Teacher Training Colleges must have served as Senior Principal at T- Scale 14.
Macharia also said those in high schools must have served as Senior Principals but their Principals counterparts are required to produce proof of serving as Deputy Principal II/Senior Master I.
With the Deputy Principal , they must possess experience as Deputy Principal II or Senior Master I T-Scale 12 while Deputy Principal II must have served as Deputy Principal III or Senior Master II.
Also the Deputy Principal III are required to have served as Senior Master III while those in Special Schools should have at least a Diploma in Special Needs Education.