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TSC promotes over 7,000 teachers

Kamotho indicated that the 6,104 teachers were promoted after successfully completing the Teachers Proficiency Course, which is conducted every year/FILE

Kamotho indicated that the 6,104 teachers were promoted after successfully completing the Teachers Proficiency Course, which is conducted every year/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 16 – Some 7,402 teachers have been promoted by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) after interviews.

A statement from the commission indicated that most of the 5,067 tutors promoted were P1 teachers belonging to the lowest cadre job group G and will now move to job group H.

“The Teacher Service Commission has finalized plans arrangements to promote a total of 7,402 teachers to different job groups. Out of the 7,402, 6,104 are primary school teachers who were serving in the Grades of P1 Job Group (5,067) and will move to Job Group H and AT IV Job Group H (1037) who move to Job Group J,” the statement signed by TSC’s Head of Communication Kihumba Kamotho.

Kamotho indicated that the 6,104 teachers were promoted after successfully completing the Teachers Proficiency Course, which is conducted every year.

He said that another 1,298 teachers, in secondary and post secondary institutions have been promoted to the senior positions of job groups P, Q and R following interviews.

“These include principals in national, extra county, county and sub-county schools. Others are principals and lecturers of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TIVET), diploma colleges, teachers training colleges, Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE), Centre for Mathematics and Technical Training Institutes,” he stated.

Another 1,037 Approved Teacher Four under job group H will be promoted to job group and at least 1,298 teachers in higher job groups have also been promoted.

He stated that also promoted are teachers in secondary schools, special schools, teachers advisory centre tutors and educational assessment resource centre officers.

He pointed out that this was part of TSC’s strategy to address career progression in the teaching service. “We seek to motivate and retain teachers by continuously addressing their terms and conditions of service.”

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The TSC further cautioned against fraudsters collecting money from teachers by promising them promotions.

“Appointments to all positions in TSC are based on set performance criteria and merit,” the statement pointed out.

This is the highest number of teachers ever to be promoted to the senior teaching and institutional management positions at a go.

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