The teachers service commission which manages teachers affairs in the country is currently involved in Biometric enrollment of tutors in a piloting phase.
The exercise started yesterday and will continue until May 21. Here are the requirements.
1Certificate of registration
2) National ID card
3) Letter of first appointment
4) Letter of last appointment
5) Academic Certificates.
The commission upon the completion of the piloting phase will embark on full rollout in all the primary and secondary schools countrywide.
Currently, there are over 224,075 teachers in 22821primary schools and 117120 teachers in 9043 secondary and teachers training colleges.
As the commission puts in place plans to take their bio-data, the following should be a worried lot as things may become tough for them.
Teachers who assist learners in cheating exams. In the just concluded national exams, over 27 teachers were interdicted due to exam malpractices. Yet still there are others who are under investigation.
Going forward, after the Biometric Enrollement, investigations into cheating allegations are going to be easier hence rogue teachers won't have an escape route.
The cheats normally opens papers earlier and take photos before sending them through online platforms.
The bio-data will help in forensic investigation into such cases and apprehend the real culprits while exhonorating the innocent teachers.
Therefore it will be good news to frame-up teachers in cheating cases where a number get interdicted wrongly.
Secondly, the ghost workers. Some people have been earning salaries from the commission when they are indeed not properly hired by the commission.
Some of these fellows used forged certificates to secure employment. Luck for them has run out and they should be prepared to face the full force of the law.
Thirdly, teachers in overstaffed schools in their comfort zones. Most well equiped and strategically located schools are overstaffed while village subcounty schools are grossly understaffed.
The commission will be getting the right data to assist in 'optimum utellisation of human resource' meaning some teachers may be transferred to other areas where their services are needed most.
Finally teachers who lied on their ages so that they continue serving beyond 60 years will also be cought and necessary action taken against them.
In conclusion, a number of teachers are waiting for the full rollout of this exercise with mixed feelings.
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