The Teachers Service Commission has announced the shortlisting of more than 33,000 teachers to fill 15,000 promotion vacancies announced in late 2020.
In a statement to the media, TSC explained that the interviews were scheduled to take place between February 8 and February 19.
“The interviewees will not need to travel to Nairobi, but the commission will go out to all counties and meet shortlisted teachers there,” said TSC CEO Nancy Macharia.
The list excludes members of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) following a protracted battle with the commission.
TSC will promote the teachers based on the Career Progression Guidelines (CPGs) that KNUT is opposed to.
What are TSC Career Progression Guidelines (CPGs)?
The CPGs were developed in 2018 to guide the commission in tracking the career growth of teachers. The guidelines are meant to guide the recruitment, retention, development, training and promotion of teachers to ensure they meet the set standards.
The guidelines replaced the Schemes of Service for the Teaching Service (2005).
Under the CPGs, the career path for school administrators is clearly outlined. This separates the career paths of school administrators and that of classroom teachers.
It is designed to provide clear reporting structures in institutions and eliminate overlap in the grading structure.
Tips on Passing Promotion Interviews Under TSC Career Progression Guidelines (CPGs)
Under these Career Progression Guidelines, the promotion of teachers will be subjected to the following conditions.
The interviewees will be required to meet the minimum qualifications per grade, depending on the grade they have been shortlisted for.
Successful interviewees must also have the relevant Teacher Professional Development (TPD) modules.
The teachers are required to undergo professional development training six times in their career with each module taking a period of five (5) years.
Finally, the interview panel will also be looking at the interviewees’ experience and performance.