The Teachers Service Commission has a legal mandate to register and hire teachers for posting to public schools. The teachers are key in effective curriculum implementation and evaluation. They impart knowledge and skills in learners and evaluate them in line with the syllabus. The Commission is concerned with the welfare of the teachers and rewards them for the noble work they do. For along time, the teaching profession has not been paying well and as a result teachers unions have called their members on strike whenever TSC does not adequately address the welfare of its employees. The quest for education has seen a rise in enrollment in schools particularly after the introduction of free primary education. The government has not allocated enough funds to employ teachers to ease the burden of heavy workloads in schools that are understaffed.
The examination period has finally come and teachers have prepared candidates for KCPE and KCSE exams. The Cabinet Secretary for education Prof Magoha has reported that everything is set and candidates should not be worried of anything. This comes amidst fears that candidates may not do well because of the long corona break that interfered with learning. Class 8 pupils are set to begin their KCPE tomorrow and papers will run until Wednesday morning. A few teachers will be involved in the administration of the exams as centre managers,supervisors and invigilators. TSC has has instructed the teachers to uphold integrity to avoid exam malpractices. It has also cautioned teachers not to take a break from observing the MOH Covid 19 protocols.
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