After three years in the entry grade, instructors are promoted to common cadre positions by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
Depending on the certification, there are two entry levels for secondary school teachers.
A diploma holder’s entry grade is J, but a degree holder’s entry grade is K.
According to the Teachers’ Career Guidelines by the Commission, the following grades shall constitute the standard establishment in the teaching service;
Primary Teacher II T-Scale 5 and Primary Teacher I T-Scale 6 for Primary Teachers Education Certificate holders;
Secondary Teacher III / Lecturer III T-Scale 6 and Secondary Teacher II /Lecturer II T-Scale 7 for Diploma holders; and
Secondary Teacher II/Lecturer II T-Scale 7 and Secondary Teacher I/Lecturer I T scale 8 for holders of Bachelor of Education or its equivalent.
PROMOTION FORM TO THE NEXT GRADE
To qualify for common cadre promotion, a teacher is expected to fill the ‘PERFORMANCE REPORT ON A TEACHER FOR ASSESSMENT ON SUITABILITY FOR PROMOTION/ APPOINTMENT TO THE NEXT GRADE‘ form.
Part of the details to be filled by the teacher include:
i) Name of teacher
ii). Current grade/ Job group
iii). Current teaching institution/ station
iv). Duties executed by the teacher; currently.
v). TSC Number
vi). Appointment date
The head of institution is then expected to give a report on the teacher i.e: Knowledge of the job & performance, ability to coach students & participate in Co- curricular activities, acceptance of responsibilities, General conduct and suitability for promotion.
The duly filled form is then sent to the Commission headquarter for action.
It is important to send the form to TSC and ensure that it reaches the headquarters before date 15 of the so that it can be effected.