The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has decided to change the appraisal system for teachers employed in primary and secondary schools once the 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) was signed between it and the three teachers unions amounting to Sh54 billion. This decision took effect immediately.
Career Progression Guidelines (CPG) will be used by the Teaching Standards Commission (TSC) to evaluate instructors and promote them to higher grades.
The Commission claims that clear procedural guidelines (CPGs) have been developed to enable the Commission to carry out cost-benefit analyses.
*TEACHERS OF GRADE B5 TO C1 ARE PROMOTED*
There is only one grade, B5, and only primary school teachers use it. The entry point for all primary school teachers is grade B5, which is also known as first grade II teacher and corresponds to the fifth grade of the T-scale. This group includes any new instructor that has just been hired.
A newly recruited primary school teacher will start his career in work group B5. A teacher who is now teaching at B5 level will immediately be promoted to C1 level after three years.
According to the CPG, no additional courses or interviews are required to promote teachers from B5 to C1. One need only serve in B5 for three years before qualifying for promotion to be automatically promoted to C1.
*TEACHERS PROMOTED FROM GRADE C1 TO GRADE C2*
Primary school teachers are automatically promoted to level C1 after three years of teaching at level B5.
C1 primary school teachers are classified as first grade primary school teachers and are T-Scale 6.
Automatic promotion of teachers in grade C1 to grade C2 is not guaranteed. In fact, senior teacher I in primary school refers to class C2, which is part of senior teachers.
For primary school teachers applying for promotion, the C2 level represents a higher level. It is also considered an entry level position in the administrative cadre. How hard it is to get into that class will determine whether there will be vacancies or not.
Whenever TSC publishes an advertisement in this regard, a primary school teacher aspiring for promotion from C1 to C2 must submit an online application.
In addition to the necessary qualification, which includes at least a diploma, it is assumed that he will work in a C1 position for at least three years.
Teachers in C1 and ASAL, as in other hard-to-recruit areas, are often confirmed for promotion based on affirmative action during promotion interviews and promoted accordingly.
Level C1 is the minimum required to become a certified secondary school teacher. Upon employment, high school teachers with a diploma are automatically promoted to this grade.
Secondary teacher II is another name for a secondary school teacher who teaches pupils in year C1.
Teachers with high school qualifications who are currently classified as C1 will automatically be promoted to C2 after three years of employment.
Keep in mind that affirmative action is used to promote all teachers in areas designated as ASAL and Hard to Staff. I appreciate your help.
Those with a degree are immediately promoted to this class.
Graduate secondary school teachers are automatically promoted to C3 after three years of service and without further testing.
The various salaries and benefits that teachers teaching in classes B5, C1, C2 and C3 receive are shown in the table below.