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TSC Seeks 4.5 Billion For Promotion Of Teachers And TPD.

TSC Seeks 4.5 Billion For Promotion Of Teachers And TPD.

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“TSC requires Sh2.2 billion to carry out the promotion of teachers in different job cadres,” said Macharia.

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TSC is expected to promote 2,733 head teachers for regular primary schools, 1,330 Secondary teachers I, 725 Deputy Principal II, 602 principals for regular schools, 224 Deputy Principal III for secondary schools, and some 208 Senior Master II.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is seeking 4.3 billion shillings to promote teachers and to fund the Teacher Professional Development (TDP) program.

The allocation includes 2.2 billion shillings for promoting teachers who have been stuck in the same job group for an extended period as well as those who have attained higher qualifications while 2.1 billion shillings will fund the TPD program.

According to the presentation made before the National Assembly’s education committee that is scrutinizing the 2023/2024 budgets, the commission said it also requires more money to recruit 20,000 interns as well as implement comprehensive medical cover for teachers.

TSC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Nancy Macharia highlighted the issue of teachers stagnating in the same job group which leads to demotivation and lead productivity.

“The Commission has prepared the 2023/24 financial year and the medium-term estimates guided by its strategic plan, the Medium Plan, the Vision 2030, and, the National priorities as articulated in the Kenya Kwanza Manifesto.

One of the critical issues addressed by the Manifesto is the need to expand access to quality services in Health, Education, and appropriate safety nets for vulnerable populations,” said Macharia.

To combat this problem, TSC is seeking 2.2 billion shillings to promote teachers across different job groups.

“This state of affairs in turn affects the provision of quality education to learners. TSC requires Sh2.2 billion to carry out the promotion of teachers in different job cadres,” said Macharia.

In April, TSC advertised promotions for over 14,000 senior teachers including principals, senior masters, secondary teachers, head teachers, and deputy headteachers in line with Career Progression Guidelines (CPG).

The highest vacancies in this category are Deputy Head Teacher II for regular primary schools, which have 7,720 posts.

TSC is also expected to promote 2,733 head teachers for regular primary schools, 1,330 Secondary teachers I, 725 Deputy Principal II, 602 principals for regular schools, 224 Deputy Principal III for secondary schools, and some 208 Senior Master II.

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