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TSC Requirements for Promotion to DEPUTY PRINCIPAL I T-SCALE 13

TSC Requirements for Promotion to DEPUTY PRINCIPAL I T-SCALE 13


This is a promotional grade for Deputy Principals in secondary schools. The Deputy Principal I will report to the Principal. He/she will provide support to the Principal of the institution in the development and implementation of education plans, policies, programs and curriculum activities.

Promotion to this grade will be competitive and subject to availability of vacancies in the establishment.


For appointment to this grade one must:-

  1. have served as Deputy Principal II or Senior Master I T-Scale 12 for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  2. be a holder of Master’s degree in a relevant area;
  • have a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
  1. have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules;
  2. have a valid Teaching Certificate;
  3. meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution; and
  • meet any other requirement deemed necessary by the Commission.




The duties of a teacher at this level shall be to:-

  • prepare lesson plans, lesson notes, timetables, schemes of work and maintain academic standards in the school to ensure that the syllabus is covered in time for evaluation;
  • teach subjects of specialization to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes to the learner;
  • evaluate learners on subjects of specialisation and prepare learners for national and other examinations;
  • initiate new ideas and programmes to ensure improvement in teaching and learning in the subjects of specialisation;
  • embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery;
  • serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline;
  • participate in workshops/seminars/symposiums to share ideas so as to enhance knowledge in subject areas;
  • organize remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps;
  • induct and guide new teachers and teacher trainees on their duties, the rules and culture of the institution;
  • ensure proper and optimal utilization of resources allocated for training and learning;
  • coordinate preparation and production of course materials for curriculum delivery;
  • participate and/or conduct research in subjects of specialization;
  • coordinate and provide guidance and counselling services to teachers, nonteaching staff and learners so as to instil norms and values for harmonious coexistence;
  •  ensure proper discipline is maintained in the institution by the teachers, nonteaching staff and learners to create a conducive learning environment;
  • supervise interpretation and implementation of the curriculum by ensuring teachers prepare schemes of work, lesson plans and other professional documents;
  • ensure internal examination and assessments are carried out;
  • ensure implementation of scheduled  instructional programmes;
  • be in-charge of stores, requisition and the proper maintenance of inventories for accountability and optimal utilization;
  • assist the Principal in the supervision of teaching and non-teaching staff;
  • assist the Principal in the organization and supervision of institutional activities including maintenance of cleanliness and general repairs;
  • maintain records of proceedings of meetings and serve as secretary to the staff meetings;
  • maintain staff and learners records for example learners registers, staff attendance, leave management forms and discipline cases; xxiii.appraise teachers;
  • promote positive relations between the institution and stakeholders for instance the local community, parents and private sector organizations;
  • ensure safety, health, security and welfare of learners;
  • assist the Principal in prudent management of institutional resources;
  • chair Heads of Departments’ meetings and Discipline Committees; and
  • any other duty as may be assigned.

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