We Will Not Extend Deadline For Teacher Profile Update: TSC Warns
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has the Director of Quality Assurance and Standards, Dr. Reuben Nthamburi warned that it will not extend the deadline for ongoing teacher profile update exercise.
According to Nthamburi, teachers were informed earlier and have had enough time to conduct the exercise successfully.
Teachers are however complaining of network problems and an unresponsive system that hinders some of them from updating their profiles.
Profile update actually began in April but was made compulsory in July 2021. Through a circular dated 28th July 2021 Dr. Reuben Nthamburi 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.
A section of teachers is demanding to know why TSC is putting deadlines when such an exercise should be a continuous one.
TSC profile updating is one of the Commissions efforts to fully digitize its services and eradicate paperwork. This digitization will bring to an end, the era of missing files for teachers.
The commission now says from November 1st, 2021 release of physical files from Teacher registry to various departments ceased and all operations were made electronic.
In an internal memo dated November 1st, 2021 issued by the Director of Administrative Services Ibrahim Mumin, the Commission says, “only files of teachers exiting the service by way of retirement, transfer of services, resignation or death will be considered for release on case by case basis, and this must be approved by his office or that of Deputy Director in charge of Records Management.”
Other files that fall in this category are those under litigation process upon request by Directorate of Legal, Labour and Industrial Relations, teachers on new appointment and are yet to be on-board on the payroll, or teachers on internship.