The Teacher’s Service Commission (TSC) is preparing for promotion interviews to fill 36,053 job openings that were initially announced in August of this year. These interviews will be carried out in three separate phases, commencing on December 4, 2023, after the conclusion of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.
On October 30, 2023, TSC distributed invitations for these promotions. All candidates participating in the interviews must provide valid Chapter 6 documents in the event they are chosen for promotion.
TSC Promotion Interview Phases
Below, we outline the three interview phases:
- Phase I (December 4 to 15, 2023): This initial phase, to be held at the sub-county level, is designed for primary school educators seeking advancement from Grades C1 to C5. These promotions encompass Headteacher positions in regular primary schools and Special Needs Primary Schools at T-Scale 1, Deputy Headteacher II in regular primary schools at T-Scale 9, Senior Teacher I in regular primary schools and SNE primary schools at T-Scale 8, and Senior Teacher II in regular and SNE primary schools at T-Scale 7.
- Phase II (January 4 to 16, 2024): Conducted at the county level, Phase II is targeted at post-primary teachers aspiring to climb the ranks in grades C3 to D1. Promotion roles in this phase include Deputy Principal III in regular secondary schools at T-Scale 11, Senior Master III in regular secondary schools, Senior Lecturer IV in Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) at T-Scale 9, and Senior Master IV in regular secondary schools at T-Scale 9, among others.
- Phase III (February 4 to 16, 2024): These promotions will take place at the regional level and involve post-primary administrators looking to advance in grades D2 to D5 levels. Promotion positions in this phase include Chief Principal in regular secondary schools at T-Scale 15, Senior Principal at T-Scale 14, Principal at T-Scale 13, Deputy Principal II at T-Scale 12, and Senior Lecturer I at T-Scale 12.
To facilitate these promotions, TSC has earmarked a budget of Ksh2.2 billion.