The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has urged teachers to shun making physical trips to its offices for services. Instead, the commission now wants those seeking services to consider using its online platforms.
“You do not need to visit TSC offices to seek for services. We encourage you to use our online platform.” says a memo sent to the teachers via SMS.
TSC teachers visit the commission’s offices to receive various services. processing TSC registration certificates and issues to deal with online registration on the T-Pay system are some of the issues that compel one to make visits.
Teachers seeking for transfers and recruitment also make trips to have their problems sorted.
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The current covid-19 pandemic has seen total paralysis in public offices’ operations. The Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs headquarters in Nairobi has already been completely shut down for 10 days after one employee died of Covid-19 complications.
Another TSC exercise that has been derailed by the current covid-19 pandemic is recruitment of new teachers.
Teachers, will though, get their fourth phase of salary increments under the current CBA. The commission, last week, moved to array any fears of salary cuts and delay in implementing the current CBA.
A section of the media and public has been pushing for slashing of teachers’ perks terming them the ‘idle’.
But, this has been met my equal resistance by teachers’ unions. The Kenya National Union of Teachers, KNUT, secretary general Wilson Sossion says teachers are on duty.
“The situation in which we are currently is that children are at home and teachers are on duty. Teachers are permanently on duty and are ready to be recalled. ” Says Sossion.