TSC To Conduct Biometric Voter Registration Exercise Once Done With Profile Approval
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is waiting to complete the profile approval exercise before launching the biometric registration exercise.
The commission had directed all registered teachers In July 2021, to update their profiles.
Through a circular dated 28th July 2021, TSC Director Quality Assurance and Standards, Dr. Reuben Nthamburi, ordered teachers to update their profile by 30th November 2021, an exercise that would 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 in a circular.
The commission will have to approve the profiles before commencing the biometric registration exercise.
According to earlier statements by TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, the profile updating of teachers will be linked with the Biometric Enrolment and validation of teachers, BEVOT.
Macharia confirmed that the Commission will use sh342.4 million for successful biometric registration exercise. With TSC set to receive the funds for the exercise in July 2022, the exercise is expected to begin after July since most teachers have updated their profiles.
Macharia said that the biometric registration is about getting teachers bio data, for instance TSC will know if the teacher has gone back to school to get Teacher Professional Development (TPD) training.
“We shall also know if there is anything about the teacher that we do not know about. For example, in the register we do not know how many children a teacher has and this biometric process will inform us better,” said Macharia.
The biometric registration exercise will see TSC take teachers’ biometric data for purposes of service enhancement.
The piloting exercise had already been carried out in 143 selected public schools and colleges. The piloting exercise was launched on 17th May 2021 at Nyeri high school.
TSC says the biometric registration will help the Commission to verify teacher distribution and utilization in schools, establish areas of teaching specialization, validate the enrolment in public schools and authenticate teacher’s bio data and employment records.
The following were required during the pilot exercise and will most likely be required during the real exercise.
1)Certificate of registration
2)National ID card
3)Letter of first appointment
4) Letter of last appointment