The Teacher Service Commission ( TSC) has announced that it will change how teachers can apply for promotions and transfer in their various stations and this will now be conducted online.
According to TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, In a circular dated February 15, stated that the process would be no manual applications as the commission sought to provide its services on an online platform.
The Commission disclosed that there would be no manual applications for the recruitment and promotion of teachers effective March 1.
“The exercise of activating the emails takes effect from Feb. 15 and will close on April 30. Upon the expiry of the registration window, all emails outside the e-platform shall not be acted upon,” the circular reads.
She said that to this end, applications for transfer shall be accessed through the Commission’s website at tsc.go.ke as per the attached schedule while the mode and manner of application for both recruitment and promotion will be communicated in the adverts whenever there is a vacancy
The platform targets all teachers employed by the Commission and those undergoing internship programs. Teachers seeking transfers will now file their applications online as opposed to the manual application process.
Other services that have been fully made available online are applications for promotions and new teacher registration. These latest developments come at a time when TSC has completed digitizing teachers’ documents.
Institutions can therefore use the platform to hold virtual meetings while teachers will be able to create peer groups to carry out learning activities including mentoring and coaching.
The new development will see the transmission of official letters, Circulars, Pay-slips, and responses to teachers’ inquiries among others done online. It will also offer short courses to teachers at zero cost.
The circular directs all school heads and teachers including those on an internship to activate their email accounts provided on the platform and use it for all communications to the Commission.
The official email will take the format of the teacher’s name, the last two digits of the TSC number @mwalimu.tsc.go.ke. In addition to an official personal account, heads of institutions are to open a separate head-of-institution email.
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