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 schools’ administrators (apart from extra county and national schools) shall now be decentralized to the counties and regional offices.
Primary school administrators include: head teachers, their deputies and senior teachers. On the other hand, secondary school administrators are: Principals, their deputies and senior masters.
The commission has directed that the appointment and deployment of of all primary schools institutional administrators and all institutional administrators for 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.
NEW PROCEDURE FOR APPOINTMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.
This latest directive is an commandment to the 2017 circular on ‘POLICY ON APPOINTMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS’. In this circular, appointment and deployment of school administrators rested solely with the head quarter.
In the new guidelines, the county director (TSC) has been mandated to identify the number of available administrative vacancies within the county. The 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 selectioncommittee 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.