Teachers Service Commission has abolished demotion of teachers as a way of disciplinary measure.
Making the announcement on Monday, chairperson Lydia Nzomo said the commission will henceforth focus on progression.
She spoke at Sheikh Zayed Children Welfare Center, Mombasa during 13 annual primary heads meet.
“Nobody will be reduced from headteacher to classroom tutor. There will be no demotion,” she said.
Nzomo said relegation demoralizes heads and lower their self-esteem.
“How will you address others, walk around knowing you have been downgraded and effectively teach?” she posed.
Unlike before when politicians and opinion leaders wielded immense powers in deciding who should be hired or fired, TSC said the role will solely lie with them.