TSC set to register teachers afresh in a bid to clean payroll

Tsc Chairperson Dr. Nzomo and TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia
Tsc Chairperson Dr. Nzomo and TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia

Teachers Service Commission, TSC, is set to register all teachers afresh. The exercise that is aimed at getting rid off teachers currently earning salaries without proper documentation, is set to commence next week.

The whole process will involve biometric registration of teachers. The pilot phase is set to be conducted between May 11 and 15 across seven counties (Uasin Gishu, Homa Bay, Bungoma, Nyeri, Kilifi, Kitui and Garissa).

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A total of 143 institutions will be selected from seven counties on pro-rata basis for a pilot exercise.

Planning for this exercise will start next week with the commission set to hold stakeholders’ conference on biometric registration of teachers at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) on Thursday.

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Other than targeting teachers who were registered fraudulently, the biometric registration will be used to verify teacher distribution, utilisation and teaching specialisation in all public educational institutions as well as update the existing information on teachers’ bio data.

“Data from this exercise will enable the establishment of a database that will inform the commission on policy and decision making,” said the TSC.

The biometric registration will entail validation of data on teachers in all public primary and secondary schools, teachers’ training colleges, the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (Cemastea), the Kenya Institute of Special Education (Kise), teachers in special programmes as well as the curriculum support officers in all the zones.

“Identification and data collection from the teachers shall be done at the zonal level, with the smallest centre of data collection being the school,” the commission said.