TSC (Teachers Service Commission) updates teachers’ promotion and salary increment guide 2022/2023.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) immediately updated the grading system for elementary and secondary teachers following the signing of the $5.4 billion collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for the years 2017 to 2021.
TSC created the Career Progression Guidelines to grade and promote instructors to various grades (CPG).
The Commission believes that CPG are specific instructions made to assist the Commission in putting CBAs into practice.
Promotion of teachers grade B5 to C1
The only grade taught exclusively by teachers in primary schools is grade B5. All primary school teachers must enter Grade 5, which is in T-Scale 5, often known as Primary Teacher II. This category includes all freshly hired teachers.
A new hire in job group B5 will be a primary school teacher. After three years of service, a teacher in Grade B5 is automatically promoted to Grade C1.
According to CPG, elevating teachers from B5 to C1 does not require any more schooling or interviews. To be automatically promoted to C1, one simply needs to have served in B5 for three years.
Promotion of teachers, grade C1 to C2
For secondary school teachers with Diplomas in Education, grade C1 is entry-level.
This group includes Primary Teacher I, Secondary Teacher III, and Lecturer I. Additionally, these tutors do not receive pay raises.
Teachers who have taught in Grade B5 for three years in primary school are automatically promoted to Grade C1.
Grade C1 primary school teachers, sometimes referred to as Primary Teachers 1, are below T-Scale 6.
Primary school teachers are not automatically promoted from Grade C1 to Grade C2.
A promotion for primary school teachers is grade C2. It serves as a starting point for the administrative cadre as well.
Entry into this grade is competitive and contingent upon openings.
For one to be promoted for this Grade, he/she must apply online when TSC makes an advert.
A teacher must have served for at least three years in Grade C1 in addition to having the required qualifications which is a minimum of a Diploma.
A secondary school teacher in Grade C1 is also known as a Secondary Teachers II.
Secondary school Diploma teachers in Grade C1 will then move to Grade C2 automatically after serving for three years.
Promotion of teachers, grade C2 to C3
Grade C2 is assigned to senior teachers in primary education. For primary school teachers, this grade signifies a promotion.
In the administrative cadre, it serves as a first grade.
The availability of openings and the competition make admission to this grade not automatic.
For at least three years as a Primary Teacher I in T-Scale 6, an individual must have held that position before being promoted to this grade.
Additionally, TSC intends to encourage primary school teachers who are currently in the classroom to consider secondary school teaching after receiving their degrees.
Grade C2 is the starting point for primary school teachers who are transferred to secondary institutions.
A promotion for diploma teachers in secondary schools is Grade C2. After working for three years in Grade C1, diploma teachers are automatically promoted to Grade C2.
A promotion interview is required for a secondary school diploma teacher to advance from Grade C2 to Grade C3. Not automatically.
Graduating teachers in secondary education must enter Grade 2. When hired by TSC, every secondary school teacher with a degree begins in this grade.
After serving for three years, secondary school graduates immediately advance to Grade 3.
TSC salaries and allowances for teachers in Grades B5, C1, C2 and C3