The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has released at least 1,900 promotional letters for school administrators in counties.
A number of counties have already started to issue the posting letters to the owners. There have been delays in releasing the letters since completion of the interviews.
The newly posted teachers have received their letters early so that they can report to their new station and start working next term.
TSC first advertised for 14,738 teacher promotions in December 2022, before cancelling the advertisement.
It then called for subsequent applications in January this year, then March and another in May after failing to attract the required number of applicants.
The Commission is yet to release letters for teachers who applied to be senior teachers. Some teachers were acting as senior teachers and are looking forward to be confirmed.
TSC database also available in county and sub county directors offices show that majority of the teachers who attended promotion interviews in March and were successfully shortlisted for the positions they applied for are yet to be posted.
A senior TSC official has attributed to the delays to lack of funds which are being released in bits by the treasury.
He says the Commission will continue to promote and post the teachers in bits as it continues to get funds.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia has been faulting teachers for missing out on promotions and for their own stagnation.
She accused teachers of not being willing to apply for promotion opportunities in other counties.
‘‘While undertaking teacher promotion, the commission faced the challenge of “promotion based localisation” in that teacher promotion is now based on the number of vacancies in a specific county,’’ she stated.
‘‘Teachers are only competing for vacancies in their own counties as they cannot be “transferred” to other counties,’’ she told MPs when she appeared before the National Assembly Education Committee.
The TSC boss observed that early this year, the commission advertised 14,738 vacancies for the promotion of teachers to different grades to fill positions arising from exits due to natural attrition.
However, only 11,231 teachers were absorbed with 3,507 posts lacking qualified applicants. Of this, 1,021 vacancies were reserved for teachers on affirmative action.
TSC advertised for the position of chief principal, principal, deputy principal, senior master, headteacher, deputy headteacher and senior teacher for both regular and special schools.