Teachers Service Commission (TSC) promotion interviews for primary school teachers has entered the final week.
The interviews which started on 4th December 2023 and are done at sub county level are spearheaded by the TSC Sub County Directors.
The Sub County Directors are assisted by the Human Resource Officers (HRO) and the Curriculum Support Officers (CSO’s).
The Commission advertised a total of 36,505 promotion vacancies for primary and secondary school in September this year.
The interviews for primary school teachers from job group C1 to C4 started on 4th and will till 15th December 2023.
However interviews for areas considered dangerous due to the ongoing rains were postponed till a new date is announced.
Some of the areas where the interviews were postponed include the sub-counties of Makueni, Garissa, Marsabit and Isiolo counties.
Teachers who have attended the interviews have said they are okay with the interviews also saying that the interview questions are fair.
After the interviews the results of the interviews will be sent to the Commission which will scrutiny them and then issue promotion letters to the successful and regret letters to the unsuccessful.
In the interviews C1 teachers are competing to fill 10,819 slots for Senior Teacher II (C2) position for regular schools and 700 slots for special schools.
The Commission listed the following items to be presented during the December promotion interviews.
1) Original National ID Card
2) Original Academic and Professional Certificates
3) Letter of appointment to the current Grade
4) Letter of appointment to the current post (where applicable)
5) Analysed individual subject results in KCPE/KCSE Examinations for the last three years, certified by TSC County Directors/Sub County Directors.
6) Performance Appraisal Reports for 2020, 2021, and 2022
7) Any other relevant testimonials supporting your performance
Around one hundred and fifty thousand primary and secondary school teachers were shortlisted and were issued with interview letters to compete for the 36,505 vacancies.
Secondary school teachers will have their interviews next year. It will run from 3rd to 16th January 2024.
C2 teachers will fight to fill 3,040 slots for Senior Teacher I (C3) for regular primary schools and 346 slots for special schools.
C3 teachers will scramble to fill 1,930 slots for Deputy Headteacher II (C4) position for regular primary schools.
Deputy Headteachers in C4 will wrestle to fill 1,049 Headteacher position in C5 for regular primary schools and 30 for special schools.
This interview will be one of a kind with a record number of teachers ever to get shortlisted for promotion by TSC.
It will also be the first time to have such interviews for promotion of school administrators done in sub-counties.