The Reasons Behind the Reluctance of Head Teachers to Apply for CSO Positions at the TSC,\
The Reasons Behind the Reluctance of Head Teachers to Apply for CSO Positions at the TSC
The Curriculum Support Officer (CSO) roles that were recently advertised by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) are meeting with resistance from primary school headteachers who are considering submitting applications for them.
The TSC published job openings for the jobs of CSO I (84 posts), CSO II (regular) (286 positions), and CSO II (CSO SNE) (295 positions) in the previous month.In addition to that, they publicized the availability of 95 vacancies for Principal Teacher Management Officers (PTMO).
Due to a lack of interest from several primary school headteachers, the commission re-advertised the vacancies that were indicated earlier on Tuesday, July 18, 2023.
Concerned that the post will not provide sufficient financial incentives, teachers in primary schools are purposefully avoiding applying for CSO roles. The most common reason cited for this fear is the role’s lack of monetary compensation. A significant number of headteachers working in job group C5 are of the opinion that the CSO position does not offer profitable cash, which makes it unattractive.
The P1 headteachers are expressing their concerns because they are currently in charge of managing budgets that contain significant allocations such as the native school meal program, Free Primary Education (FPE), and the Junior Secondary School (JSS) monies (Free Day Secondary Education monies – FDSE).
The CSO does not have sufficient funding, and they routinely visit schools expecting advice from the headteachers, according to one headmaster who requested anonymity when sharing their thoughts. I am unable to give up a job that provides me with a reliable income in order to take on a task that would require me to rely on looking for support.
Candidates must have worked in the TSC scale 10 Curriculum Support Officer position for a minimum of three years in order to be considered for employment as a CSO.
In addition to this, they need to have earned a master’s degree in either education or special education from a reputable university and should have also finished a management course that was at least two weeks long.
It is strongly recommended that applicants visit the TSC website in order to obtain additional information regarding the re-advertisement.
The re-advertisement highlights that interested individuals who meet the required criteria should submit their applications online through the TSC Website at https://teachersonline.tsc.go.ke. This may be seen at the bottom of the new advertisement.
The submission of applications must be completed before the deadline of August 1, 2023 at 5:00 PM.
A portion of the advertisement states that “TSC is an equal opportunity employer, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply” (TSC is a company that provides equal opportunities).