In a bid to boost the education standards, Teachers Service Commission (TSC) plan to promote 26,000 teachers before July 2023.
According to Teachers Service Commission (TSC) chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nancy Macharia, promoted teachers will be moved to the new salary scale by june this Year.
However, Teachers Service Commission has issued the list of categories of teachers to Earn Promotion as follow;
I) Common cadre promotions – 11, 258
Ii) Competitive Promotions – 13, 717
III) Affirmative Action in Asal, Staff Areas – 1021
In a document seen by Chipuko Digital, the total number of 5,436 entails primary school teachers will be promoted from B5 (primary teacher II) to C1(primary teacher II).
614 teachers will be promoted from grade C1 to C2 while 5,208 teachers will earn promotion from grade C2 to C3.
According to the data, Kakamega will have the highest number of promotions under this category with a total of 551 teachers, who will include 227 teachers from B5 to C1, 36 from C1 to C2, and 288 from C3 to C4.
Garissa County on the other hand will have the lowest number of 38 teachers, being 21 from B5 to C1, one from C1 to C2, and 16 from C2 to C3.
Accordingly, the commission plans to promote another 13,717 teachers on competitive promotion and 1,021 on affirmative action in arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) and ‘Hard to Staff’ areas in the FY.
Further, TSC has requested for an estimate budget of Ksh2.17 billion to competitively promote a total of 12,634 teachers in the next FY (2023/2024), which starts on July 1, 2023.
The estimated budget entails a total of Ksh600 million to promote a total of 4,595 primary school teachers from a promotional grade of C1 to C2.