TSC recruitment requirements. On Tuesday, August 22, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) denied widespread rumors that it planned to demote primary school principals who did not hold a bachelor’s degree.
It also diluted a news report suggesting that TSC had launched a new data collecting operation to weed out teachers with P1 certifications and diplomas.
“We would like to remind the public to disregard the fake article that is being circulated on social media,” TSC added.
TSC recruitment requirements
The incorrect and misleading information was spread as a result of a proposal made by the President’s Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER) to have one principal oversee nursery, primary, and junior schools.
The Ministry of Education will implement a Comprehensive School System (PP1 — Grade 9) that will combine:
- Primary School, and
- Junior School into a single institution.
The title “secondary” should be removed from present Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools.
Teachers were concerned that the initiative would require headteachers to advance in their education.
However, in its recommendation to President William Ruto, PWPER did not propose a teacher demotion based on new academic criteria.
In order to produce and retain effective teachers, the task force recommended that the Ministry of Education, working with TSC, implement a one-year required retooling program for all pre-service training graduates.
TSC Employment requirements
TSC will also need to hire three deputies for every school, but it hasn’t yet revealed which instructors would advance based on years of service or academic performance.
According to reports, the Commission asked school administrators to enter details in an Excel file, such as their highest level of education (P1, Degree, Masters).
TSC assures the public that this request is not intended to reward instructors with the best academic credentials.
TSC no longer hires teachers with elementary school diplomas and has instituted a new standard of a Diploma in elementary Education.
Teachers who previously held a certificate are urged to continue their education because, by 2024, TSC will no longer hire P1 teachers.