Secondary school principals and their deputies to have master’s degree in education

Teachers’ employer, TSC, now says Secondary School Principals and their Deputies will from next year be required to have a master’s degree in education in new staffing changes. The Teachers Service Commission Chief Executive, Dr. Nancy Macharia, said primary school head teachers and their deputies will be required to have a minimum of a first degree in education. Speaking at a Schools head meeting in Mombasa Dr. Macharia told the 12,000 head teachers in attendance to embrace the new policy. Among the changes Dr. Macharia announced include a directive whereby primary head-teachers, secondary school and college principals will no longer serve in their home counties nor serve in one station for more than nine years. She said the new policy for delocalization would improve the cohesion of Kenya’s diverse culture. The head teachers have been asked to sit over the new detective and come up with their preferred areas of service.