The commission has delayed promotion of these tutors into junior secondary schools, despite the fact that their application came to an end on22nd March 2023. The commission has said the delays have been brought by lack of enough funds at their disposal.
In next week’s budget that will be read in parliament, TSC is seeking a total of sh. 2.2 billion that will be geared towards promotion of teachers. Additionally , the funds will also be used in promotion of 14,000 teachers who have stagnated in the same job group for many years.
The first cohort of these teachers got deployment letters to junior secondary by 6th February 2023. They got the deployment letters after thorough document verification by the respective sub county directors of education.
The teachers first applied to be sent to schools and the successful ones got shortlisted. The deployment letters indicated that they could be elevated to job group C2.
TSC Announces Promotion Of More P1 Teachers To JSS
In TSC’s circular dated 17th February 2023, the commission indicated it had received more than 10,833 requests from the P1 teachers requesting to be promoted to junior secondary schools.
However, of all these numbers, only 7,400 qualified and got deployment letters to junior secondary school.
The commission then gave directives to sub county directors and school heads to hasten the process of releasing and receiving teachers online via the Tmis portal.
“Immediately the teachers are deployed to JSS, the County Directors shall initiate posting on the Posting, Entry/ Exit Reports Module to the Sub-County. The Sub-County Director shall post the teachers to JSS,” said TSC CEO Nancy Macharia in the circular.
The CEO indicated that all these processes of submitting teacher returns should be done online. This is because TSC no longer accepts manual copies of casualties and other returns.
In a scenario where a teacher is retained in the same institution, the HOI shall exit the teacher from primary section and enter them in the junior secondary section.