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7,000 more teachers shortlisted for promotions by TSC

This will be an addition to the 20,057 who were to be interviewed last month as the TSC seeks to hire principals, headmasters and deputies in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 21 – Some 7,000 more teachers have been shortlisted by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to fill 10,000 available vacancies.

This will be an addition to the 20,057 who were to be interviewed last month as the TSC seeks to hire principals, headmasters and deputies in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.

The positions were advertised in September last year.

“The list of shortlisted candidates has been published on the TSC website www.tsc.go.ke. Interview dates and venues will be communicated to the teachers by respective TSC County Directors,” a statement from TSC indicated.

TSC says the shortlisted include primary school head teachers and deputies serving in Job Group G and H who have acquired a Bachelor of Education degree.

Others are teachers, deputies and head teachers in Job Group L who will be interviewed for promotion to Job Group M.

In August last year, the Commission promoted 5,171 teachers to Job Group H and J after completing the teacher proficiency course.

Another 1,305 were promoted to Job Groups P, Q and R through competitive interviews.

The positions were previously filled through direct appointments, a practice which created opportunities for abuse by the hiring teams.

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The new recruitment policy was launched last year after the TSC stopped promoting teachers based on the number of years in service.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that was signed last year between the teachers’ unions and the TSC states that teachers can only be promoted on the basis of their performance in school and not experience.

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