TSC Strips Off Powers of School Heads; Check Details
The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) strips off the powers of school heads in both primary and secondary schools.
Heads of Schools can no longer appoint teachers to serve in senior positions such as senior teachers, senior masters and deputy heads in their schools.
Before this decision, heads of schools have been the ones who have been recommending their senior teachers and deputy principals or deputy headteachers who then got automatic promotion to stay in those positions.
However, the Commission has now made changes as regards the appointment of a school’s administrators.
In the new changes, the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) will now post senior teachers, senior masters and deputy headteachers to various schools across the country.
Regardless of the new changes, it is good news to all school administrators who have been in acting capacity starting the year 2017. The commission is set to confirm them in their currently appointed position.
Most of those who have been in acting capacity has since been confirmed and are now serving in new job grades.
Recently TSC advertised 2,419 vacancies of promotion for teachers in both primary and secondary schools.
The advertised vacancies for promotion included the positions of Principals or headteachers, Senior Masters, Senior Teacher, Deputy Headteacher or deputy principals, Secondary Teacher, Primary Teacher and Curriculum Support Officers.
Hardship areas also benefited from these promotions with slots being reserved for schools located in Arid and Semi-arid lands (ASALs) and those areas that are hard to staff.
The majority of the teachers who were promoted in the recently completed exercise were those who had been appointed to serve in the acting capacity for the already named positions for more than three years up to the time when the Teacher conducted interviews for the promotion of teachers.