Details of the impending fresh registration of teachers will be known today when the TSC meets the Council of Governors, National Treasury, and the Public Service officials in Nairobi
A road map on the biometric registration of the Teachers Service Commission said that today will mark the start of two-month planning ahead of the pilot scheduled for May. The document states that teachers will have to undergo new listing to verify their distribution, utilization and teaching specialization in all public educational institutions. The registration will help TSC in updating the existing information on the teacher’s Bio-data.
It will also assist in validating the teachers’ requirements in all public schools and also teachers’ training colleges by size and learner enrollment. The process will mainly help in the unmasking of ghost staff who have over the years drawn salaries from the commissions’ payroll.
Data showing a total of 305,568 teachers in primary and secondary schools was presented to TSC in Parliament. According to the data, 211, 046 teachers are presently teaching in primary schools and 94,522 teachers in secondary schools. However, the biometric registration road map estimates that the current total number of teachers is 316,662.
A piloting phase will be carried out in Homa Bay, Nyeri, Kilifi, Garissa, Uasin Gishu, Bungoma and Kitui county from May 11th to 15th will be to test the registration kits.