The lesson observation process in schools has been happening every term ever since the new TSC leadership came into place.
The activity has been taking place especially in the first three weeks after the opening of schools, something that requires the school deputy headteachers to draft a schedule of lessons observation for teachers.
According to exclusive reports, each teacher is assigned an observer, who will observe the teacher in class, during the agreed time of the lesson.
The activity reportedly involves mainly the deputy headteachers, and if need be, then they could assign some other teachers to help in the observation process.
While addressing the regional and county directors of education at the headquarters, the commission’s CEO, Dr Nancy Njeri Macharia, had to elaborate some of the issues that are still derailing the smooth transition of the commission’s set objectives, among others, the need for the clear rubber-stamped lesson observation schedule.
During the meeting, Dr Macharia stated that for every lesson observation to be done, the deputies should ensure that the schedule is available and working.
Moreso, a copy of such schedules should also be handed over to the Sub-County Directors of Education for filing and be used as a reference to track down which schools did the observation and which did not.
With such records at hand, the CEO pointed out that the performance on the TPAD in the previous year was not too good, as most of them were incomplete, waiting appraisal or not countersigned by the heads of institutions.
Such mess were most likely because of a few logistics that schools do not put in place to avoid delays in some activities that are required on the TPAD filling.
She therefore insisted the directors present to fasten the monitoring process in their areas of jurisdiction, and be more vigilant on the issues of supervision in their schools of reach.