TSC Bars Teachers On Maternity, Paternity Leave From 2021 KNEC Contracts
All teachers currently on maternity leave or paternity leave will not participate in the 2021 Kenya certificate of primary education (KCPE) and Kenya certificate of secondary education (KCSE) examinations. The targeted teachers therefore will not take the roles of invigilators, supervisors, centre managers and examiners.
”The Commission has excluded all female teachers who will be serving their maternity leave during the examination period to ensure they attend to their infants without disruption” says Dr Macharia, CEO TSC.
“You may have realised that the Commission has this week released details to all teachers spelling out the much-improved maternity, paternity, and adoptive leaves for teachers in line with the CORT and the 2021-2025 CBA. The aim is to ensure that all teachers involved in the examinations process give the exercise an undivided attention,” added Macharia.
TSC also revealed that 242, 406 teachers have been selected to officiate 2021 kenya certificate of primary education and kenya certificate of secondary education examinations. Speaking during a multi-agency meeting on the 2021 national examinations administration on February 18,2022, at the kenya school of government, TSC CEO Nancy Macharia said that the selected teachers, who will serve as invigilators, supervisors,centre managers and examiners are the best cream of teachers.
“On behalf of the TSC, I wish to assure the country that all the teachers are fully prepared to play their part to ensure that everything comes together as planned in the entire period of the national examinations. This year, the Commission has identified and vetted 242,406 teachers who will be presented to the Kenya National Examination Council to serve as invigilators, supervisors, Centre managers and examiners during this process. Only the best cream of teachers, those who do not have any known disciplinary issues, have been identified as part of the Commission’s determination to guarantee integrity in examination administration,” said Macharia.
Macharia maintained that the 2021 KCPE and KCSE examinations deserve a fair and favourable environment for all candidates to excel, and only the best teachers can provide such an environment.
The TSC Boss also confirmed cancellation of leaves for officers who are currently on leave to reduce gaps in conduction of exams.
“Starting from Monday 21″ February,2022 the Commission will expect all field officers currently on leave to return to their workstations to ensure there are no gaps in service. As a result, we will be cancelling all annual leave and field activities for all our sub-county, county, and regional officers during the examination period. We expect our officers to join hands with other multi-agency sector players in conducting final preparations ahead of the examinations,” she said.
This implies that all TSC field officers who are currently on leave will have to report on duty by 21st this month.