Regional directors at the Teachers Service Commission will now have power to deploy primary and secondary schools heads, their deputies, senior teachers and other administrators.
However, recruitment and promotion of administrators in extra-county and national schools will be conducted by TSC from its headquarters.
In circular to directors of education, TSC boss Nancy Macharia announced that the commission has developed guidelines to enable the officers to effectively perform the function.
“The guidelines should be read together with the Commission’s policy on appointment and deployment of institutional administrators, career progression guidelines, the code of regulation and other regulations governing the teaching service,” said Ms Macharia in the circular.
She added that the aim of the change was to promote efficiency in the appointment and deployment of administrators to public schools.
In the new regulations, county directors will identify the available administrative vacancies. These will then be advertised by the head office, which will also short list candidates and send the lists to respective counties.
The regional directors will be expected to conduct interviews for selected candidates in collaboration with the respective county directors. The regional directors will then appoint and deploy successful candidates.
According to the guidelines, a single-stream school (primary or secondary) will be required to have one head teacher or principal, a deputy and senior teachers.