Teachers have two days to update biodata

EDUCATION |

The four-month window given to teachers lapses at midnight tomorrow. [Courtesy]

All teachers in public and private practice have only today and tomorrow to file their crucial data with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

The four-month window given to the teachers lapses at midnight tomorrow.

In a circular dated July 28, TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia asked all registered teachers in public or private schools to update their profiles.

“The Commission has opened the online portal 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 November 30,” said Dr Macharia.

There are total of 501,760 registered teachers, with 341,760 working in public schools and 160,000 in private institutions.

Macharia said the exercise is crucial, making reference to provisions of the constitution and TSC Act that mandates it to keep a register of all teachers.

The commission is in charge of maintaining the register of all teachers and issuing them with the Certificate of Registration.

“We must continuously update teacher records,” said Macharia.

She said sometimes teachers give their details but forget certain particulars.

The basic details required from teachers in the registration portal include copies of their academic certificates, national identity card and Kenya Revenue Authority PIN certificate.

Others are name, religion, date of birth, gender, mobile phone numbers, nationality and addresses.

Also needed are details on home county, sub-county, division, zone, constituency, impairment type, permanent postal address, postal code, permanent town and current postal address.

“Once the basic details have been updated, one will be required to upload necessary documents and certificates,” said Macharia.

She said the update of teachers’ profile is a different exercise from the biometric registration, which will target all tutors under the TSC payroll. 

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