TSC Transfers And Promotion Of Teachers. The Ministry of Education (MoE) must now be consulted by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) prior to deploying and promoting teachers, headteachers, and principals.
By making this change, the commission will no longer have as much control over the advancement and placement of teachers as it already has.
The employer of teachers has been given instructions to harmonize the standards for teacher deployment, teacher advancement, and institutional administrators.
Additionally, in accordance with the recommendations in the education reform taskforce report by Prof. Raphael Munavu, the commission has been instructed to ensure teacher wellbeing.
Schools heads of Institutions have been expressing concerns about the absence of talks between TSC and the MoE on the promotion and transfer of teachers.
Failure to acknowledge and compensate teachers who earned master’s and doctoral degrees, failing to hire technical subject teachers in TTCs has also been a major issue.
In addition, failure to take other factors like experience and effectiveness into account when promoting teachers under the Career progression Guidelines (CPG) has been a matter of debate.
TSC Transfers And Promotion Of Teachers
Reports also indicate that there were serious concerns about the welfare of teachers in the service regarding non-consultative transfers and appointments of institutional administrators between the TSC and MoE .
Major issues include;
~the delocalization policy
~the fragmented in-service teacher education programmes
~absence of a framework for collaboration between partners providing teacher education and management services.
Additionally, there have been issues with the promotion of Special Needs Education (SNE) teachers, the hiring of secretariat staff and curriculum support officers, and the development of standards for instructors under the control of the Board of Management.
When then-TSC Secretary Gabriel Lengoiboni eliminated the power of the Provincial Directors of Education and District Education Officers, who were then under the Ministry and were in charge of managing teachers, that is when the conflict between the TSC and ministry of education began.
The Ministry of Education will regain its authority and be able to influence how instructors are assigned to positions and promoted, especially heads of institutions who oversee a significant portion of school funding, if the presidential working party on education reforms PWPER’s proposal is fully implemented.