TSC CEO Nancy Macharia clarifies on which teachers should update profile
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive Office Nancy Macharia has cleared the air on which teachers should update their profiles ahead of 30th November deadline.
This is after confusion surrounded the exercise where BOM, ECDE, unemployed and intern teachers were unsure on whether they should take part in the exercise scheduled to end on Tuesday midnight.
In July 2021, TSC directed all registered teachers to update their profile.
Through a circular dated 28th July 2021, Dr. Reuben Nthamburi, who is also TSC Director Quality Assurance and Standards, ordered teachers to update their profile by 30th November 2021 to help the Commission maintain an updated register of teachers.
“It has been established that the teachers’ details in the Register is not updated. To this end, the Commission has opened the online register to allow individual teachers to update their details.
A link has been developed in the TSC website where all registered teachers are required to access and update their details by 30 November 2021,” said Reuben Nthamburi.
However some teachers misinterpreted this information to think only teachers employed with TSC should update profiles.
On Friday Nancy Macharia emphasized all registered teachers whether in public or private schools should update their profiles.
This means any teacher whether BOM, ECDE, unemployed, or intern should update profile as long as he/she has a TSC number.
There are some 341,760 teachers working in public schools and 160,000 in private institutions.
Macharia said the exercise is crucial, making reference to provisions of the constitution and TSC Act that mandates it to keep all teachers register.
The Commission is in charge of maintaining the register of all teachers and issue them with the Certificate of Registration.
Registration of teachers is a mandate accorded to TSC through Article 237 of the constitution.