The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has reshuffled over 4,000 primary school headteachers ahead of January school reopening.
The Commission through the Sub-county Directors has issued the headteachers with transfer letters to report to their new station immediately.
The changes come shortly after the release of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam results.
The changes also come barely a week after TSC concluded teacher promotion interviews for primary school teachers.
The interviews which started on 4th December ended last week on 15th December 2023.
The Commission is faced with huge number of school heads leaving the service through retirement. Around 2000 school heads are retiring by December this year.
The Commission advertised a total of 36,505 promotion vacancies for primary and secondary school in September this year.
The interviews were conducted for primary school teachers from job group C1 to C4.
In the interviews C1 teachers were competing to fill 10,819 slots for Senior Teacher II (C2) position for regular schools and 700 slots for special schools.
The Commission had 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 are fighting to fill 3,040 slots for Senior Teacher I (C3) for regular primary schools and 346 slots for special schools.
C3 teachers are scrambling to fill 1,930 slots for Deputy Headteacher II (C4) position for regular primary schools.
Deputy Headteachers in C4 are wrestling to fill 1,049 Headteacher position in C5 for regular primary schools and 30 for special schools.
This interview was one of a kind with a record number of teachers ever to get shortlisted for promotion by TSC.
It was also the first time to have such interviews for promotion of school administrators done in sub-counties.