TSC Has Declared 5,000 Promotion Vacancies For Teachers From Primary To Secondary, How To Apply

If you are a teacher working with Teachers Service Commission, TSC, then you must know that teachers promotions are meant to motivate them. The commission usually advertises the available promotion vacancies for which teachers fulfilling the prescribed criteria apply

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced a move to promote 5,000 teachers from primary to secondary schools.

Teachers’ employers say the move is aimed at bridging the huge capacity gap being experienced after the introduction of the new competency based curriculum (CBC) system of education.

The TSC says the CBC system has shifted most of the education work to secondary schools, leaving primary schools with many teachers but with less work.

The TSC says the teachers who will be promoted will be posted to work in newly started junior secondary schools, which include grades 7, 8 and 9.

However, TSC maintains that promotion will be on merit basis with teachers having bachelor’s degree and average grade of C+ (plus) and above will be considered.


1. Diploma and Degree in Special Needs Education

2. Diploma and Degree in Early Childhood Development Education

Diploma in Education (Primary Option)

3. Diploma in Education, Secondary Option

4. Degree in Education (Secondary Option) but lacking C+ in KCSE or C+ in Teaching Subjects


What TSC considers before encouraging teachers to teach in secondary schools

While promoting a teacher, the commission considers the following:


1. Ability and competence reflected in the work, performance and results of the teacher;

prescribed seniority and experience in the plan of service;

2. Existence of vacancy and

Academic and professional qualifications of the teacher.

3. In addition to this promotion, the Commission announced that more teachers would be deployed to meet the expected double intakes in 2023.

Under the CBC system of education, grade six learners would proceed to grade 7, while standard six students would attend junior secondary schools in the 8-4-4 system.

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