A constitutional commission known as the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) was created in accordance with Article 237 of the Constitution. Among other things, it is required to nominate and assign institutional managers.
Three promotion levels for secondary school deputy principals were created by TSC in 2018. A Career Progression Guidelines Circular from 2018 contains guidelines for these two grades.
Duties and obligations of the principal of the school
The institution’s operational management is under the direction of the principle, who also serves as the institution’s chief accountant and instructor.
Additionally, he or she is in charge of creating and carrying out the institution’s educational plans, policies, programs, and curriculum-related activities.
In addition to overseeing facilities, school principals are also in charge of infrastructure maintenance. They keep order among the school’s faculty and students.
They make sure that the school’s official records are maintained, rigorously follow the ministry of education’s approved admissions and transfer lists, and give their approval before issuing any testimonials or certificates.
They keep an eye on the proper execution of the agreed external examination entry timetable. Additionally, school principals oversee the deputy principal’s performance and keep a positive rapport with the school’s administration, the old students’ association, and other important parties.
Requirements for appointing the principal of a school
~Have served as Deputy Principal II/Senior Master I T-Scale 12 for a minimum period of three (3) years.
~Be a holder of a Master’s degree in a relevant area.
~Have obtained a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
~Have successfully undertaken the relevant (TPD) modules.
~Have a valid Teaching Certificate.
~Have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor, and provide professional support to other teachers.
~Meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.
~Meet any other requirement deemed necessary by the Commission.
Duties of the deputy principal
For Deputy Principals in secondary schools, this grade serves as both a promotion and an entry point. The principal is responsible for the deputy principal. He or she will assist the institution’s principal in creating and carrying out educational strategies, policies, programs, and curriculum activities.
Promotion to this grade will be competitive and contingent on openings in the organization.
Requirements For Appointment
~Have served as Senior Master III T-Scale 10 for a minimum period of three (3) years
~Have obtained a satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process
~Have successfully undertaken the relevant TPD modules
~Meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution
~Have a Master’s degree in a relevant area
~Have a valid Teaching Certificate
~Meet any other requirement deemed necessary by the Commission
Teachers’ obligations and responsibilities
~To make sure that lesson plans, lesson notes, schedules, and academic standards are upheld in the classroom and that the curriculum is covered in time for evaluation.
~To make sure that the learner is given knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the areas of specialization.
~To make sure that students are evaluated in their areas of specialization and to get them ready for national and other exams. Introduce innovative concepts and initiatives to enhance instruction and learning in specialized fields.
~To protect students’ health and safety
~to maintain the tidiness of students and the cleanliness of the school grounds
~Planned teamwork and collaboration will ensure consistency and improvement in the delivery of the curriculum.