The current Kenyan system of education is such engaging and wanting in such a way that dedication, commitment and perseverance are the main qualities that teachers should always embrace and maintain to the later in order to be safe.
This, in part, has been so, majorly due to the recent remarkable change of several education clauses in the TSC’s constitution in order to conform to the requirements for a 21st Century teacher.
Furthermore, the changes also came into practice with effect from the very dates the 2017 – 2021 CBA was signed between the TSC and the teachers unions, that is, KUPPET and KNUT.
The CBA was able to give consent on, besides salary increament, promotion of teachers from one cadre to another, delocalization of teachers overstayed in one station, among others.
On the other hand TSC tabled some requirements that were to be signed on too. Among the agreements was the implementation of the self-evaluation tool, the TPAD, that has to be filled online and submitted within the stipulated timelines, usually tabulated by TSC.
The tool also contains information that must be supported by relevant uploaded evidences, and submitted online, without any form of forgery or plagiarism.
Unfortunately, (or fortunately, to some) the teachers of today claim to be very clever. They take their time to provide inconclusive information and award themselves marks without even giving any verifiable evidence of the same.
According to exclusive reports basing on the survey done during the recently concluded interviews for teachers, it was discovered that most of the shortlisted teachers were presenting hard-copies with data that could not match the data that was uploaded online during self appraisal.
The anormally has been discovered, though late, during the vetting process of the documents submitted to the TSC directors.
According to special reports from the commission, the officers are urged to convene an urgent meeting to determine the root cause of the problem, and give a final verdict over the same.
Such affected teachers risk losing their TSC numbers due to forgery and incompetence in the responsibility assigned to them, not forgetting even the panelists who were not keen on such mistakes.
With this in mind, teachers are encouraged to fill the TPAD with due respect that it deserves, and more importantly, transfer the online marks to the hard-copy so that the information on the two files tally.