Teacher promotion guideline review.
George O. Nyangwe, the chairperson of the Kisumu chapter of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA), along with other Kisumu County school heads, have submitted substantial recommendations targeted at removing barriers from the way of teachers’ career advancement.
These suggestions were made during a meeting with Dr. Jamleck Muturi, chair of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), at St. Teresa Girls Secondary School in Kisumu.
Among the most important suggestions are:
1. Removing Scales C4 and C5, and replacing them with Scale 16 (D6), which will enable teachers to advance from C3 to D1.
2. Permitting D1-level teachers to be given consideration for leadership roles like Senior Master, Deputy Principal, or Principal.
3. Advancing educators without necessarily assuming administrative responsibilities.
4. Permitting instructors in the classroom to move up from C1 to D6 without having to take on administrative roles.
5. Linking the category of the school where they are employed to the promotion of principals from D4, D5, and proposed D6.
6. Making a scale available to post-graduate teachers to encourage them to continue their study.
7. Ensuring that teachers serving in an acting role receive the pay and benefits associated with the job.
8. Accepting interns without further interviewing them for permanent, pensionable employment.
9. Prioritizing the hiring of intern teachers from Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) for permanent positions at both JSS and Senior Secondary Schools.
10. Speeding up the disciplinary procedures and making sure that, barring extreme circumstances, cases don’t last longer than six months.
11. Giving instructors who were fired from their jobs due to drunkenness one more chance.
12. Resolving problems with transfers that vanish from the TSC website.
13. Calling on AON Minet to enhance its offerings in order to speed up approvals.
These suggestions are intended to solve a number of issues related to service delivery, administrative appointments, disciplinary actions, and teachers’ career advancement in the Kisumu County educational system.
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