Interviews For Teachers to Begin Next Week

  • Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO Nancy Macharia addresses National Assembly's education committee on February 19, 2020.
    Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO Nancy Macharia addresses National Assembly's education committee on February 19, 2020.
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  • The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is set to conduct promotion interviews at regional and county levels starting next week November 1.

    The interviews are for positions of senior teachers, chief principals, deputy principals, and headteachers. This comes after the career progression guidelines were implemented in 2018.

    In a statement by the Commission, the interviews will run until November 12, 2021.

    “This is on affirmative action to grow teachers progressively,” read the notice in part.

    undated photo of TSC CEO posing for a photo with a selection panel tasked with recruiting new commissioners
    undated image of TSC CEO Nancy Macharia poses for a photo with a selection panel tasked with recruiting new commissioners
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    The interview targets 1,376 teachers for new positions in arid and semi-arid lands as part of the promise made by the TSC in the 2021/2025 collective bargaining agreement.

    In addition to that, TSC will also interview 1,995 interns(1,038 for primary and 957 for secondary schools). This will increase the number of interns to 6,000. According to TSC, the internship that was set to end in December will continue, in sequence to address the current shortage of teachers in schools.

    Primary school interns will be paid a stipend of Ksh 15,000 whereas secondary school interns will get a stipend of Ksh 20,000.
     
    TSC promoted 16,152 teachers after a successful interview conducted in December 2020 and February 2021, raising the number of teachers promoted to 115,197.

    The Nancy Macharia-led commission stated that the CBA granted all cadres of teachers a common promotion after serving for three years in their entry grades.

    Degree certificate holders were promoted to C3, diploma certificate holders in job group C1 were promoted to job group C2  while P1 teachers at job group B5 were elevated to job group C1.

    Macharia stated that the promotions were a departure from the past where P1 teachers entered and retired from service in the same grade. 

    “This is an indication of the commission’s commitment to cater for the professional growth of teachers by a clear career path for the worker.” they further added.

    A teacher and students inside a classroom at Kawangware Primary School, Nairobi, on October 5, 2015
    A teacher and students inside a classroom at Kawangware Primary School, Nairobi, on October 5, 2015.
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