TSC blocks C2 teachers. Henceforth, the teachers service commission will not promote primary school teachers in job group C2 to being deputy headteachers.
According to the commission, teachers in acting capacities as deputy headteachers will also be affected by this move.
In addition, the teachers service commission has confirmed that no teacher will be allowed to skip any job group in any form of promotion. This is under the career progression guidelines (CPG) for teachers.
As a result, a C2 senior teacher will have to go through job group C3 before being allowed to be a deputy headteachers at C4.
Further, acting deputy headteachers must be in job group C3. In addition, they have to work in that job group for a minimum period of three years before being eligible to step in as deputy headteachers in primary schools. This is after attaining job group C4.
Earlier last week, teachers who had applied for promotions to be school administrators received their letters from county directors.
However, applicants who did not meet the qualifications set by the teachers service commission missed the appointments. This was irrespective of whether they submitted their letters as acting administrators or not.
While speaking before the national assembly committee on Tuesday, the TSC CEO Dr Nancy Macharia said that despite their efforts in filling the vacant teacher positions, they lacked qualified teacher applicants who can fill the available teacher positions. In addition, many posts remain vacant despite the commission’s adverst from the start of this year. This is because there were not enough qualified personnel among those who applied.
Macharia accused teachers for not applying for the advertised positions whenever they were posted by the commission.
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