Teachers have until Friday to submit applications for openings.
Teachers who wish to apply for 36,000 available promotion spots must do so by Friday, September 8, 2023, according to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
According to a TSC circular, the action follows fruitful salary negotiations and tries to allay concerns about teacher career advancement.
The advancements will be distributed across primary and secondary schools, teacher-training institutions, and nine different grade levels.
While 10,819 instructors will rise to senior teacher positions in conventional primary schools, there are 12,716 opportunities available for senior master roles.
The commission has reserved 216 posts for Grade C4 senior professors in teacher-training institutes and 700 positions for senior instructors in special needs institutions.
108 senior principal vacancies and 34 chief principal roles were also posted by TSC. Candidates who met the requirements and were interested in applying were asked to do so via the TSC portal.
Just one week prior, the TSC had promoted 14,000 teachers who had been waiting for promotions since the previous fiscal year.
The amount of money set aside for the education sector in the 2023–2024 budget has increased significantly, setting a record high point. Njuguna Ndung’u, the Treasury Cabinet Secretary, proposed allocating KSh 628.6 billion for the education sector in the budget.
KSh 12.5 billion of this planned budget is set out for free primary education. In addition, KSh 65.4 billion will enhance secondary school students’ access to free daytime insurance and National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) coverage.
20,000 intern teachers will be hired with the help of KSh 4.8 billion, KSh 5 billion in exam fee waivers, and KSh 25.5 billion for junior secondary school capitation.