Teachers Protest Against Skewed Promotion Criteria By TSC. The Teachers service commission is the teachers’ employer. The commission is responsible for hiring, transferring ,remunerating and looking at the teachers welfare at large.
Teachers in post primary institutions have protested against TSC criteria of administering promotions. They have termed the move as a skewed one that teachers shouldn’t be subjected to.
Through the representative of the Teachers union, the Kenya Union Of Post Primary Teachers, they have asked TSC to use a formula that will benefit all teachers. The union has strongly asked TSC to review the promotion criteria and ensure all teachers get promotions fairly without any favor.
In particular, the union wants TSC to review the promotion criteria of teachers to Junior secondary schools. The union wants TSC to promote teachers in senior secondary to junior secondary school to head there.
At the moment, junior secondary has only grade 7 and it has been domiciled in primary schools.Junior secondary school will comprise of grade 7,8 and 9 while senior secondary school will comprise of grade 10, 11 and 12. This is how the competency based curriculum is set to be structured.
Akelo Misori, the KUPPET secretary General said teachers working in secondary schools should be given the first priority and consideration for promotion to tackle junior secondary school.
Teachers Protest Against Skewed Promotion Criteria By TSC
Such kind of promotions will have an impact for such teachers as it will be a step higher in their careers. In addition, it will ensure high level of engagement and commitment in ensuring competency based curriculum is achieved.
According to Akelo Misori, several teachers in post primary institutions appear to be disregarded for so long. Instead, more priority has been given to diploma and graduate teachers working in primary schools.
‘Promoting high school tutors will be an added advantage to the smooth transition of learners in grade 7 and subsequent transitions to higher grades’, he said. He urged TSC to give detailed information on the stagnation of teachers in secondary schools for so long.