The Instructors Service Commission (TSC) will move at least 1,000 P1 teachers to secondary schools in September.
This comes after most secondary school principals stated and submitted a variety of topic combinations that their schools require.
Despite the Kenyan Parliament’s support for TSC’s intention to appoint teachers with a C average and a secondary education degree, the Commission has remained firm.
TSC should allow instructors with a KCSE mean grade of C (plain) or lower who have received certificates, postgraduate diplomas, and degrees from various accredited learning institutions to be promoted and deployed, according to MPs.
Only PTE teachers who scored a C+(plus) in the KCSE would be considered by the Commission in its new strategy to promote teachers after July, according to the employer.
Despite the fact that the Teachers Service Commission has stopped automatically promoting teachers with higher academic credentials, 1,000 P1 instructors are nevertheless deployed each year.
Automatic teacher promotion was ended in 2014 because it was unsustainable, according to the commission’s CEO, Dr Nancy Macharia.
According to Dr. Macharia, the scheme of automatic promotions became unsustainable as the number of teachers getting higher degrees increased, hence the Commission ended it on January 9, 2014.
Dr. Macharia noted, “This program was fiscally unsustainable due to the enormous number of instructors earning higher certificates.”