The Teachers Service Commission has announced the promotion of more than 3200 diploma teachers to fill the 1,000 promotional posts announced by the end of 2020.
In a statement sent to the media, the TSC stated that talks were scheduled to take place between February 8 and February 19.
“The interviewees will not need to go to Nairobi, but the commission will go out to all the districts and meet with the teachers listed,” said TSC chief executive Nancy Macharia.
The list excludes members of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) following a lengthy battle with the commission.
The TSC will develop teachers in accordance with the Career Progression Guidelines (CPGs) that KNUT opposes.
What are the TSC Career Progression Guidelines (CPGs)?
CPGs were developed in 2018 to guide the commission in tracking teacher career growth. These guidelines are designed to guide the recruitment, retention, development, training and promotion of teachers to ensure that they meet the set standards.
The guidelines replaced the Schemes of Service for the Teaching Service (2005).
Under the CPGs, the performance of school administrators is clearly defined. This separates the working methods of school administrators and classroom teachers.
It is designed to provide clear institutional reporting frameworks and eliminate grading framework fragmentation.
Tips for promotion interviews Under TSC Career Development Guidelines (CPGs)
Under these Career Guidelines, teacher promotions will be subject to the following conditions.
Interviewees will be required to meet the minimum qualifications in each grade, depending on the grade in which they are selected.
Successful candidates must also have the appropriate Teacher Professional Development (TPD) modules.
Teachers are expected to be trained in technical development six times in their careers with each module lasting five (5) years.
Finally, the interview panel will also look at the experience and staff of the interviewees.