The Teachers Services Commission, TSC, has made changes in the manner in which school administrators are to be appointed.
In a break from the norm, the appointment of all primary school and secondary school administrators (apart from the extra county and national schools) shall now be decentralized to the counties and regional offices.
The appointment of Primary school administrators; head teachers, their deputies, and senior teachers, and secondary school administrators, Principals, their deputies, and senior masters will now be carried out through an elaborate process.
“The commission has directed that the appointment and deployment of all primary schools’ institutional administrators and all institutional administrators for the county, sub-county, and day (secondary) schools be coordinated by the Regional Director.” reads, in part, the latest circular by TSC boss Dr. Nancy Macharia.
The TSC county director has now been mandated to find out the number of school administrators’ vacancies available within the county. This shall be done in accordance with the TSC regulations on Curriculum Based Establishment (CBE).
In the new guidelines, the county director, TSC has been mandated to identify the number of available administrative vacancies within the county. TSC head office shall then advertise the existing vacancies. Applications shall then be made online by interested and qualified candidates.
The head office shall do the shortlisting and send lists to respective counties. The Regional Director will then conduct interviews for selected candidates; in liaison with respective county directors. It will now be the responsibility of the Regional Director to appoint and deploy successful candidates.
The regional selection panel shall have the regional director, who shall be the chair, the host county director (secretary), the host county Human Resource Officer and all other county directors from the region.
Similarly, the county selection committee shall be composed of: the county director (chairperson), host sub-county director (secretary), the county Human Resource Officer and all other sub-county directors from the county.
It shall be the sole responsibility of the Regional Director to select, appoint and deploy successful candidates. This shall be done in liaison with the respective county directors. A merit list and copies of appointment letters will then be sent to the headquarter (addressed to the Secretary TSC) by the RD
It is important to note that the appointment and deployment of the principals of the extra county and national secondary schools shall be done at the headquarter by the Director in charge of staffing.