The Electronic Registration of teachers for both Primary and Secondary will expose imbalance in the deployment of teachers all over the country. Yesterday, the Teachers’ union, Associations, and Development Partners supported the national exercise during the stakeholders meeting held in Nairobi.
Missing classes with unapproved reasons will nab teachers since the commission will roll out a major drive to hold them accountable for their action through the biometric tool that will be able to give up-to-date attendance.
The Teacher’s Service Commission plans to get real-time clock-ins data of teachers who come in for classes while absentee ones are tracked and monitored through electronic devices that will be put up in schools all over the country.
Teachers who feigned their retirement age or those who may want to stay longer will be exposed. Through the biometric date system, the TSC will be able to access data for all aging staff and hence plan on how effective they will be exited.
The TSC, however, will give a shocker to teachers when they start to balance its staff to cover regions with fewer teachers.
Religious Organizations, Officials of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and persons with disabilities also fully supported the proposal.
Wilson Sossion, Knut’s secretary-general noted that they support the exercise and that they will help the TSC to ensure that the exercise is concluded.
Mr. Sossion also added that under the new curriculum, the data must ensure the proper workload for teachers.
Secondary school teachers will handle a minimum of 32 lessons of 40 minutes per week amounting to 22 hours per week under the TSC staffing rules.