Teacher absenteeism was thought to have been dealt with when TSC introduced the mandatory daily lesson attendance registers which the class secretaries record daily lesson attendance of every teacher.
According to the latest news, the paper work will not be in use again as sooner as possible as TSC has reportedly found a new and effective way that it will use to monitor the daily lesson attendance of every teacher in schools across the country.
TSC’s CEO Dr Nancy Macharia highlighted that the data that every teacher enters in TPAD indicated some many anomalies and lacked enough information that TSC required during the press release of the report on the data filled in the just concluded Term One appraisals,
Dr.Macharia said that the system upgrade on the TSC App was in its final stages. The new system will see addition of online applications for several leaves, like study leave and maternity leave, etc, so as much paperwork applications will be avoided such just like online transfers and causalities have been recently put into effect.
Additionally, the commission through its spokesperson, Ms. Beatrice Wababu, reiterated that the commission is on the verge of improving and including other features on the TSC Kenya app that could enhance effective monitoring of teachers on matters pertaining to school reporting and when he or she is off duty.
This planned system upgrade could include a unique feature where each teacher would be logging-in on arrival, and also sign-out on departure from duty at appropriate time. The feature also will enable teachers who could be absent from school to ask a permission directly from TSC, one day earlier, so as to be approved or to be declined from being off duty the day that will follow
This move was even praised by the TSC’s Director in charge of ICT, Mr Charles Gichira, who said that the need for the upgrade of the TSC app has come at the right time when TSC commission is trying to digitize its services for effective service delivery.
Therefore, the decision by TSC will enable it to execute its services effectively and efficiently to satisfy the needs of teachers beyond the grassroots level.
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