Biometric Enrollment and Validation of teachers to begin next week-Required documents

Biometric Enrolment and Validation of teachers to begin next week-Required documents

The teachers service commission, TSC, will begin the biometric registration of teachers next week through a pilot phase, which will be followed by actual biometric registration after evaluation of the piloting phase.

In a letter to the schools selected for the pilot phase, TSC confirms its plans to undertake a biometric enrolment and validation of teachers of teachers’ employment. The aim of the exercise is to establish an accurate database that will inform its policies and guide its decision making.

The BEVOT pilot exercise is set to begin from 17th May 2021 to 21st May 2021. During the exercise, biometric data capture kits will be used and preloaded with data in integrated personnel payroll data (IPPD) data base. In addition, biometrics (fingerprints and face prints) shall be collected as a means of teacher identification and authentication of the information provided.

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During the BEVOT exercise, heads of institution will be required to provide information and supporting evidence of the school’s class streams, time table and location. They will also be expected to send a soft copy PDF version of the school timetable to TSC through [email protected]. For now, only heads of institutions of the pilot schools will provide such information and send the timetable. Other heads will do the same during the BEVOT implementation stage, which might occur towards the end of June.

All teachers will be required to avail the following documents for verification:

  • Certificate of registration
  • National ID
  • Letter of first appointment
  • Letter of last appointment (after a particular promotion)
  • Academic transcripts and certificates

At the moment, only teachers from schools taking part in the BEVOT pilot exercise will provide the documents. Other teachers should wait for the actual exercise towards the end of June.

TSC CEO Nancy Macharia confirmed early this week that teachers will have to go through biometric capture, an exercise that will be designed to curb exam cheating among the teaching fraternity.

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