TSC has released important information to all teachers, checkout out and avoid punishment

All teachers in public and private practice have only three days left to file their important data with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).


The four-month period given to the teachers ended on Saturday next week.


In a circular, Chief Executive Nancy Macharia asked all registered teachers (teaching in public or private schools) to update their profiles.

The commission has opened the online portal to allow individual teachers to update their details. A link has been developed in the TSC website where all the registered teachers need to access and update their details by November 30,” said Dr Macharia.


The deadline expires on Wednesday next week. This means that 501,760 registered teachers have a few days left to complete the exercise. Some 341, 760 teachers are working in government schools and 160,000 in private institutions. Makcharia said the exercise is important, making reference to the provisions of the Constitution and the TSC Act which mandates all teachers to keep registered.


The commission is in charge of maintaining the register of all teachers and issuing them registration certificates. The registration of teachers is an order given to the TSC through Article 237 of the Constitution.


“It is also under Rule 29 that we should continuously update the teacher record and it is the register. So that if we have omitted any details we occupy because we need to do so often,” said Macharia. She said that sometimes teachers give their details but forget some details.


Basic details required by teachers for the practice include their national identity card, name, Kenya Revenue Authority number, religion, date of birth, gender, mobile phone number and nationality.


Details on home county, sub county, division, zone, constituency, loss type, permanent postal address, post code, permanent city, current postal address, post code and city are also required.


“Once the basic details are updated, documents and certificates proving educational qualification will need to be uploaded,” Macharia said.


Section 23 of the TSC Act also stipulates that the registration of teachers shall include qualifications and such other particulars as may be prescribed by the Commission from time to time in respect of which registration is granted.


Macharia said the updating of teachers’ profiles is a separate exercise from the biometric registration of teachers which will target all tutors under its payroll.


“This is a separate exercise from biometrics which was successfully piloted and will be launched at the national level in March next year. We will merge the two in the end,” said Macharia.


He said that the biometric registration is about getting the bio-data of the teachers, for example TSC will know if the teacher has gone back to school to get additional education.


“We will also know if there is something about the teacher that we do not know about. For example, in the register we do not know how many children a teacher has and this biometric process will inform us better, Macharia said.

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