“Interview dates and venues will be communicated to the teachers by respective TSC County Directors,” he said.

Last year in August, the Commission promoted 5,171 teachers to Job Group H and J after completing the teacher proficiency course.

Another 1,305 were promoted to Job Groups P, Q and R through competitive interviews.

The positions were previously filled through direct appointments, a practice which created opportunities for abuse by the hiring teams.

The new recruitment policy was launched last year after the TSC stopped promoting teachers based on the number of years in service.

The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that was signed last year between the teachers’ unions and the TSC states that teachers can only be promoted on the basis of their performance in school and not experience.

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