The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has finalized the interview results for teachers who attended interview for promotions conducted in February 2021. The interviews were carried out between February 8 and 19, 2021 at designated TSC County offices countrywide.
A total of 32,431 teachers who were shortlisted and interviewed have been promoted to fill the 15,226 available vacancies. The Commission has appointed 1,341 successful applicants to the Deputy Principal I grade and another 1,096 to the Deputy Principals II grade.
Equally, 6,680 lucky teachers in grade C3 (Formerly L) have been promoted to grade C4 (Senior Master IV) which is the entry grade to the administrative positions in Post Primary Learning Institutions.
According to data released earlier by TSC, Kiambu County recorded the highest number of applicants at 1,717. Kisii came in second with 1,673 applicants while Kakamega had 1,488 applicants.
Surprisingly, ten counties had no applicants who made it to the final list of shortlisted candidates. The Counties are: Kilifi, Lamu, Laikipia, Marsabet, Meru, Mombasa, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi and Uasin Gishu.
During the interviews, the Commission was criticized for using a marking scheme that favoured teachers in well performing schools.
For instance, teachers with a low mean score in the last three years then they were poorly rated during the interviews. The maximum mark for a teacher with a mean of 11 (A- minus) and above was set at 20. Whereas a teacher with a mean of below 2 (D- minus) was awarded one mark only.
Another scoring area used was the improvement index; with teachers who had recorded a positive improvement of 2 and above garnering 20 marks.
Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD) rating was also given weight same as a teacher’s professional development.
A salary increment and redeployment awaits teachers who will be make it to the final promotion list.
In generating the final promotion list, the Commission will consider the following:
(a) merit and ability as reflected in the teacher’s work, performance and results;
(b) seniority and experience as set out in the scheme of service; and
(c) academic and professional qualification of the teacher.
TSC promotion results and lists
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced the promotion results for about 16,000 teachers. TSC says it has promoted 16,152 teachers following successful interviews conducted in December 2020 and February 2021.
Teachers have been waiting patiently for the promotions which come with increased salaries. About promotion letters, the Commission says they will be dispatched to Counties where teachers will pick them as schools reopen for third term.
Successful teachers will receive SMS notifications on when to collect their letters.
“The Commission will communicate to all teachers who were interviewed through the existing official communication channels.” Adds Dr. Macharia.
The lists of promoted teachers have been dispatched to the TSC County offices.
Those promoted will be substantively appointed to fill the various administrative vacancies in many schools.
The filled vacancies
The promoted teachers will fill the 1,341 vacancies for Deputy Principal I and another 1,096 vacancies for Deputy Principals II. Similarly 6,680 teachers have been promoted from grade C3 (Formerly L) to grade C4 (Senior Master IV); which is the entry grade to the administrative positions in Post Primary Learning Institutions.
|1||Deputy Principal I||5/2020||13 (D3)|
|2||Deputy Principal Ii||6/2020||12 (D2)|
|3||Senior Lecturer I||7/2020||12 (D2)|
|4||Deputy Principal III||8/2020||11 (D1)|
|5||Curriculum Support Officers||9/2020||10 (C5)|
|6||Head Teachers||10/2020||10 (C5)|
|7||Senior Master IV||11/2020||9 (C4)|
|8||Deputy Head Teacher II||12/2020||9 (C4)|
|9||Senior Lecturer IV||13/2020||9 (C4)|
|10||Senior Master IV||14/2020||9 (C4)|
Adverts Nos. 14/2019 to 35/2019
- Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher II serving under
- Career Progression Guidelines for teachers (Re-advertisement)
- Secondary Teacher I (C3/T-Scale 8) for teachers serving under Career Progression Guidelines.
- Positions for Secondary Teacher 1 & 11, Senior Master, Deputy Principal, Primary Teacher 1, Senior Teacher, Deputy Headteacher and Headteachers for teachers serving under career progressions in Asal areas.
Number of teachers promoted per job group.
|S/No.||Position||Advert No.||Scale||No of teachers promoted|
|1||Deputy Principal I||May-20||13 (D3)||
|2||Deputy Principal IIS||Jun-20||12 (D2)||
|3||Senior Lecturer I||Jul-20||12 (D2)||
|4||Deputy Principal III||Aug-20||11 (D1)||
|5||Curriculum Support Officers||Sep-20||10 (C5)||209|
|6||Head Teachers||Oct-20||10 (C5)||
|7||Senior Master IV||Nov-20||9 (C4)||
|8||Deputy Head Teacher II||Dec-20||9 (C4)||
|9||Senior Lecturer IV||13/2020||9 (C4)||
|10||Senior Master IV||14/2020||9 (C4)||