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The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, effects common cadre promotions for teachers after finishing three years in the entry grade.  The following grades shall form common establishment in the teaching service, according to the Teachers’ Career Guidelines by the Commission ;

i. Primary Teacher II T-Scale 5 and Primary Teacher I T-Scale 6 for Primary Teachers Education Certificate holders;
ii. Secondary Teacher III / Lecturer III T-Scale 6 and Secondary Teacher II /Lecturer II T-Scale 7 for Diploma holders; and
iii. Secondary Teacher II/Lecturer II T-Scale 7 and Secondary Teacher I/Lecturer I T scale 8 for holders of Bachelor of Education or its equivalent.

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To qualify for common cadre promotion, a teacher is expected to fill the ‘PERFORMANCE REPORT ON A TEACHER FOR ASSESSMENT ON SUITABILITY FOR PROMOTION/ APPOINTMENT TO THE NEXT GRADE‘ form. Part of the details to be filled by the teacher include:

i). Name of teacher
ii). Current grade/ Job group
iii). Current teaching institution/ station
iv). Duties executed by the teacher; currently.
v). TSC Number
vi). Appointment date

The head of institution is then expected to give a report on the teacher i.e: Knowledge of the job & performance, ability to coach students & participate in Co- curricular activities, acceptance of responsibilities, General conduct and suitability for promotion. The duly filled form is then sent to the Commission headquarter for action.

Here is the promotion form;

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  3. Have filled the form, but no response so far

  4. Tsc is prompt in promoting teachers from k to l

  5. I have filled the form and got no reply

  6. How long does it take to get a reply filled it twice,2018,2021??

  7. Rahab Njeri wanyoike

    I received promotion lettet during month of April but have not got any salary increment. Plz assist.

  8. I have been in C1 grade for the last 4 yrs.Recentlly applied for up grading to Senior Teacher11.Havinn high hopes that my case will be considered

  9. I’ve been in C1 senior teacher 11 since 2017,I applied for upgrading recently, I hope I will get a positive response this time

  10. Serah mwikali musau

    Have been in one job group since 2014 October .what is the problem and I also have a bachelor degree in special Needs Education in sec. Option

  11. Dulluh jilloh Nkaduda

    Have been trained as specialist teacher from 2007 was promoted to approved teacher one, however it has been unjust for me to remain as senior teacher in c3 while my peers have been promoted to c4 as per the new changes

  12. caroline Jepchirchir

    I have been in job group l,have sent Tsc promotional letter twice but not yet.

  13. caroline Jepchirchir

    Imran job group kindly

  14. Michael Otieno Agwanda

    TSC should outomate promotions for job groups J to K because application process has proved impossible.

  15. How can l get help,l have applied twice to be promoted from C2 to C3 but all in vain l have stayed in one job group for more than five years now ,any guidance l will really appreciate

  16. I filled mine last year late September and by Nov I got my promotion pay

  17. I filled my promotion form September last year and by Nov I got my promotion pay

  18. Moses kiplagat chirchir

    I have stagnated in job group k since 2014, I filled form I Dec 2021.i request for your reply. Thank you.

  19. TSC should automate the promotion from K to L as provided in thexpg


    I have been in c2 from 2015 how can I get promotion

  21. Faith Wairimu Muthui

    I filled the form for promotion from c2 to c3 and got a reply twice but I have
    not received the salary increament up to date.

  22. Faith Wairimu Muthui

    I filled the form for promotion from c2 to c3 and got a reply twice but I have
    not received the salary increment up to date.


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