The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has started second round of mass deployment of PTE teachers to junior secondary school.
Sub County Directors are under instructions to immediately generate and issue the qualified teachers with posting letters upon successful documents verification.
The Commission’s application portal is currently working fine and teachers who qualify and wish to be deployed are asked to make online application.
TSC had set 6th February as the deadline for application for deployment but many teachers were locked out and only a small number applied for deployment with some Sub Counties recording as low as twenty teachers listed for deployment.
The Commission is under pressure to deploy more teachers to junior secondary to address the serious teacher shortage currently experienced.
Some teachers who applied for deployment missed in the lists that were released by the Commission to various Sub Counties with some failing to receive SMS to invite them for verification of documents.
Already most of the first cohorts of P1 teachers who applied for deployment have been posted to start teaching the Grade 7 learners.
The Commission ordered the Sub County Directors to ensure the teachers are deployed to their current stations or those that are close to their current stations.
TSC said teachers with SNE qualification should be posted to Special JSS.
However TSC is yet to let loose and allow primary school teachers with other degree and diploma certificates to teach in junior secondary.
Primary School teachers wishing to be deployed to JSS must be qualified to teach in secondary schools. The teacher MUST meet the following requirements:
i) Have an active registration as a teacher with the Teachers Service Commission.
ii) Is employed as a primary school teacher with the Teachers Service Commission.
iii) Should not be currently serving an interdiction or undergoing a disciplinary process.
iv) Have a minimum of a Diploma in Education with a minimum of C+ at KCSE (or it’s equivalent) with C+ in two teaching subjects currently being offered in the school curriculum (either under 8-4-4 or CBC) or two (2) principles and one (1) subsidiary pass at “A” Level.
Those with a minimum of C (plain) at KCSE (or its equivalent) and have undertaken a Diploma in Education together with a Bachelor Degree in Education qualify.
v) The degree certificate must be Bachelor of Education. Bachelor of Education (Primary Option) holders are not eligible.
vi) Must have expressed interest to be deployed to Junior Secondary School and their name is in the list shared from the Headquarters.
Candidates are expected to present the following documents during verification exercise:
i) Original and copy of the degree/diploma certificate;
ii) Original and copies of the academic transcripts;
iii) Original and copy of SNE qualification (where applicable);
iv) Original and copy of the KCSE certificate (or its equivalent);
v) A copy of the current payslip;
vi) A declaration by the Head of Institution that the teacher is currently serving in the school and is neither serving an interdiction nor undergoing a disciplinary process.
Tsc is not serious about the deployment issue.Let them allow c+in kcse and any degree
TSC should lower grade to C plain and C plus in teaching subjects.They will get teachers
What about those with C plus and above at KCSE and did BED Early childhood Education.will they think about them or they wait for July.
Tsc should consider any education degree../diploma. It should not disciminate teachers. Infact tsc has stressed, demoralised and demotivated teachers.
Is BED(Primary Option a fake degree)?. It has always been used as a degree which is eligible. This is being unfair
Why does tsc discrimination those with c+ and above with a BED (primary) yet those are the teachers the CSOs ,SCDEs even CDEs are recommending for JSS . They have done what is exactly in line with JSS curriculum . Why discrimination of this level.
Only names changed otherwise during training they were told it would be senior primary.
TSC is so discriminative and demoralising in this these teachers are also agitating for their rights to be promoted to JSS the change in name hasn’t changed the learners age ,still they are in primary.
TSC should not escape the reality that there are some some teachers who met the requirements to join universities for degree in bachelor of education but opted to join tertiary colleges for diploma in ECDE. Currently those teachers have been assigned and plotted learning areas in grade 7 in which they are doing pretty well. Pursuing a diploma in ECDE after a PTE course doesn’t mean that these category of teachers lowered themselves to go back and teach preschoolers, NO. Diploma in ECDE in this case is pursued as an upgrading faculty and they should not be demoralized and discriminated against. If all these diploma teachers are going handle both primary and junior secondary school learners in the same domiciled learning environment, sharing in a common termly duty roster, then all should be given equal opportunity to face a competitive process to be verified to teach Junior Secondary School learners. Let’s treat all educational diploma courses as upgrading faculties to all P1 teachers.
Unless they change qualification to any degree in education they wl wait
What of teachers who applied and were not shortlisted but presented their documents for verification will they receive deployment letters
Why is Oyuu quiet…this is the time they should fight for us.
Its time for Knut to intervine. TSC has caused division among teachers.
TSC should allow degree holders of any category handle grade 7,if they passed well in university what can make them unqualified to handle this class. It’s really demotivating teachers in primary. Most teachers in primary have all what it takes to handle grade 7, try them please.
Irony of the highest notch. A teacher who scored a c plain, went for diploma and then degree qualifies. A teacher who scored a C Plus an did degree in Arts or Sciences secondary option also qualifies but a teacher with a B plain and took BED Primary Option/ECDE becomes a dunderhead and yet what he/she learnt in Campus matches with Junior Secondary School content. ie In our transcripts we have Integrated Sciences, Agriculture,Homescience, life skill, PHE, English, Kiswahili, Maths.
NB: All these units Covered content of high School.
So unfair and demoralizing
TSC shouldn’t discriminate trs coz of having degrees like primary option.
Some have B plains and B minus and other strong grades at form 4 yet TSC can’t deploy them to JSS.
These TRS have the pedagogy and the psychology needed to deliver the content.
TSC should not discriminate teachers.They should know that at the time these teachers went to train as bachelor holders of ECDE,Primary option,teacher were being upgraded with the same papers why change of mind so as to frustrate them.consider amean of c+ and other degrees in Education.After all they studied Art and craft,music,as,CRE, integrated science and others.its adegree certificate
I thought primary option would be the best option to solve the current prevailing problem of starving in jss since it covers all learning areas taught in jss.what is the need of punishing a secondary option teacher who should be posted to a senior sec and comfortably deal with subj specialised in?
Kindly come closer madam ,how about the teachers who have futhered their education to ECDE diploma also.. consider them also.
Alot of biasness in TSC. I CARE LESS. Having BED Primary Option and C+ plain in KCSE HAS become a laughing stock in my staffroom. Yenyewe Kenya Ina wenyewe. Fed up with this profession. Already demoralized and demotivated. A poor teacher paying Over KSHS 500K as fee in Campus isn’t a big deal to the rich. Endeleeni kututesa tu.
So someone went back to class back in 2010, graduated with second class upper back in 2013 and yet can’t be considered to be deployed to JSS simply because he/she did not attain a C plus in KCSE. What is this? If they can’t be deployed, then let them get promotion to the next job group like their counterparts who graduated in 2012 did. Otherwise a demoralized teacher can’t deliver. 10 yrs of patience and then this? No.
Where was tsc when education primary option degree in Kenya was being introduced?
Where and when am I going to feel the fruits when I laboured for this course..
Am not myself..scoring B-in kcse, attaining 14 points in pte then opting for primary option as my degree course only to be demeaned like this?
TSC you aren’t fair at all.
TSC is not serious in whatever it is doing.some of us we had good grades in kCSE B- went for PTE because we could not get direct entry to University.Did our Degree in ECDE. But now our Degrees are not valid.God see us and deliver us from this bondage. A demotivated teacher HERE.
TSC is telling me that I cannot teach junior secondary because I have BED primary??? This serious!!
SNE BACHELOR’S degree has all it takes to be deployed in JSS.Besides that, the teachers have the pedagogical skills similar to CBC and two teaching subjects. T SC should deploy them comfortably.
Consider diploma and degree in ecde please motivate these teachers they are equal to the task
Degree in Primary option jameni they also qualify . Tsc concider them .
C plain is not a punishment TSC, it is only a grade in KCPE, It doesn’t define a person’s future. All teachers who have degrees qualify to teach in Junior. Why don’t you try them.
C plain kcse does not signify failure plz boss Nancy don’t discriminate us, we equally feel the pitnch of obtaining BED degrees
I applied for jss deployment first round successfully but wasn’t shortlisted. When i re apply the system indicates you already submitted your application. Kindly assist to reapply
How are is the exercise.