TSC new promotion criteria. The Woman Representative of Bungoma County, Catherine Wambilianga, has raised concerns about what she sees as an unjust and prejudiced method of promoting teachers by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
In a recent press conference, Wambilianga appealed directly to the CEO of the TSC, urging for equal opportunities for teachers nationwide.
She expressed her dissatisfaction with the current promotion process and called for a more equitable one, stating, “The TSC has advertised teacher promotions, but the process seems biased.”
Wambilianga drew attention to the disparities in promotions, particularly between Central Kenya, where promotions have been frequent, and Western and Nyanza regions, where teachers have remained in their positions for extended periods.
TSC new promotion criteria
She emphasized that teachers in Western and Nyanza regions have been eagerly awaiting overdue promotions. Additionally, Wambilianga highlighted the challenges faced by intern teachers, notably the absence of maternity leave for female interns, and called for the protection of teachers’ rights.
In a related development, Tongaren MP John Chikati, who also serves as the Secretary-General for the Ford Kenya Party, stressed that regions dealing with a backlog of unemployed teachers, some of whom are nearing retirement, should be given priority in teacher placement.
He insisted that addressing these backlogs should precede new recruitment efforts, underscoring the disparity in teacher allocation between regions with and without such issues.
Chikati further advocated for a fairer approach to resource allocation and a commitment to honoring President William Ruto’s pledge of a 30 percent share of government resources for the Western region.
Kimilili residents, led by Moses Masinde, welcomed the MP’s dedication to addressing regional disparities and called on lawmakers to support Chikati’s efforts in achieving a more equitable distribution of resources and employment opportunities for teachers.