Number of lessons to be taught by teachers and administrative posts per school REVEALED by TSC

The teachers service commission has come out clean on the numbwr of lessons that a teacher should teach in a week. It has also given the limit of administravive posts in a school.

According to the Curriculum Based Education Regulations, in a school that is single streamed both in primary and secondary, the school will only have three administrative posts, that is; Principal/headteacher, Deputy and senior teacher/ master.

For a primary school with 10 streams with a pupil population of 4,000, will have one headteacher, two deputies and eight senior teachers.

In the case of a secondary school with a population of 2,100 students maximum will have one principal, two deputies and nine senior teachers.

On matters on number of lesson per week, a primary school teacher will have a minimum of 35 lessons per weeek. The commission did not specify on the maximum number pf lessons one can teach per week.

Teachers teaching in high school, will be handling a minimum of 27 lessons per week with no maximum specified.

The commission has also instructed school on the minimum and maximum number of pupils per stream. A single stream of normal size will accomodate between 45 and 50 pupils for both primary and secondary schools.

In a school where there are two deputies, they will share responsibilities where one will be in charge of administration and the other in charge of administrative resposibilities.

ADMINISTRATIVE POSTS IN SCHOOLS

Here we are looking at the description of all the adminisrative posts in schools.

1. SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS

Secondary school principals are classified into categories  depending on the grade. Each grade has its own responsibility.

  • Principals of sub- county and all day schools:

For one to be appoint to this position one must have been serving in the position of deputy principal ( grade D2) for at least three years. Such schools are headed by teachers with grade 3 ( T- Scale 13)

  • County schools with over 540 students

For one to appointed to this school, one must have served as a principal in grade D 3 for at least 3 years. Such schools are headed by senior principals in grade D 4 ( T- Scale 14)

  • National and extra county schools with a population of over 1,000 studets

For one to receive an appointment into this schools, one must have served as a senior principal grade D4 for at least three years. These schools are headed by chief principals who are in grade D5 (T- scale 15)

2. DEPUTY PRINCIPALS OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS

  • Day schools and all sub- county schools

In order for one to be appointed to this position, one must have served as a senior teacher for at least 3 years. These schools are headed by deputy principal III in grade D1 OF T- Scale 11.

  • County schools with over 540 students:

For one to ascend to this position, one must have served as the deputy principal at grade D1 for at least 3 years. These schools are headed by deputy principal II of grade D2 in T- Scale 12.

  • National and extra County schools with over 1000 students:

For one to be appointed into ths position, one must have served as a deputy principal at D1 for at least three years. These schools are headed by deputies with Grade D3 ( T- Scale 12).

3. SENIOR MASTERS OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS

  • Sub- county and all day schools;

This grade requires first one to serve as a teachers at grade C4 for at least three years. This schools are headed by senior masters III in grade C5 ( T- Scale 10).

  • County schools with more than 540 students

For one to be appointed o this position, one must have served as a senior master III of grade C5 for at least three years. These schools are headed by senior masters II with with grade D1 (T- Scale 10).

  • National and extra county schools with more than 1,000 students

For one to be appointed into this position, he must have served as a senior master II with frade D1 (T-Scale 11) for not less than three years. Senior masters who serve in such schools must possess grade D2 ( T- Scale 12).

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