Joe Bidden message that has excited Kenyan teachers

Joe Bidden message that has excited Kenyan teachers

Kenyan teachers took to social media to share a message that US President elect Joe Bidden shared on his facebook page.

In what many teachers interpreted as a caring and sensitive incoming government, Joe Bidden made a promise to its teachers which he will implement after official swearing in in January 20th.

The incoming US President said it is time the government should improve the teachers pay inline with their duty.

“Its long past time we pay teachers what they deserve. The work they do is of extreme national importance and their salaries should reflect that,” said Biden.

Joe Bidden message that has excited Kenyan teachers
Joe Bidden’s official Facebook post yesterday touching on teachers pay and work

This comes as TSC is planning to promote 15,266 teachers early next year.

TSC has advertised vacancies for deputy principals, senior lecturers, senior masters, curriculum support officers, head teachers and deputy head teachers in line with the career progression guidelines.

The teacher employer said interested candidates, who meet the required qualifications, should make  their applications online through the TSC website so as to be received on or before 13th January, 2021.

Applications is solely online, manual applications will not be considered;

The advertised posts are spread as below.

1.5/2020Deputy  Principal I13 (D3)1,341
2.6/2020Deputy  Principal II12 (D2)1,096
3.7/2020Senior  Lecturer  I12 (D2)39
4.8/2020Deputy  Principal III11 (D1)1,590
5.9/2020Curriculum Support  Officers10 (C5)209
6.10/2020Head  teacher10 (C5)2,111
7.11/2020Senior  Master IV9 (C4)6,680
8.12/2020Deputy  Head  teacher  II9 (C4)1,765
9.13/2020Senior  Lecturer  IV9 (C4)45
10.14/2020Senior  Master IV9 (C4)350

Shortlisted Candidates shall be required to present the following VALID statutory documents during interviews:

a.        Letter of appointment to the current grade;

b.        Letter of appointment/deployment to the current responsibility;

c.        Certificate of Good Conduct from Director of Criminal Investigations;

d.        Clearance Certificate by Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);

e.        Clearance Application from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);

f.        Clearance Certificate from a Credit Reference Bureau;

g.        Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

h.        Highest academic Certificate.


1.            Applicants are advised  to give accurate  information while  making their applications.

2.            Those who give false information regarding their credentials and qualifications will be automatically disqualified.

3.             For duties and responsibilities of the advertised  posts, applicants should refer to the CAREER PROGRESSION GUIDE- LINES FOR TEACHERS (2018), available on the TSC  Website (

However there is still a group of classroom teachers who complain that TSC has not featured them in the current promotion advert.

Knut members have also complained that TSC is sidelining them in promotions.

Knut secretary Wilson Sossion has vowed to go to court over the current advert that does not capture his members.

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