The TSC Quality Assurance and Standards Officers, QASOs, operate under the TSC Quality Assurance and Standards Division at the Head Quarter. Among other roles, this directorate is judged with the responsibility of ensuring that quality teaching takes place in learning institutions. The Quality Assurance and Standards function has devolved units at County and Sub-county levels.
ROLES PERFORMED BY THE QASOs.
The TSC Quality Assurance and Standards Officer at the County is responsible to the County Director in undertaking the following duties:-
- Ensure compliance with professional and ethical standards among heads of institution and all teachers in the teaching service;
- Ensure heads of institution and teachers adherence to the values and principles of Public Service and promote the Teachers Service Commission’s image and core values;
- Maintain and enforce teacher registration in all educational institutions;
- Monitor performance of heads and teachers and ensure that all teachers are appraised;
- Carry out routine, advisory and investigative standards assessments with regard to teacher performance and compile appropriate reports;
- Initiate, coordinate and conduct capacity building courses for teachers for effective and quality teaching;
- Coordinate quality assurance programmes undertaken in the counties;
- Continuously support teachers to comply with standards as specified in TSC Act, the Code of Regulations for Teachers, Basic Education Act, KICD Act, KNEC Act and any other relevant legislation;
- Ensure compliance to teaching standards by preparation and use of professional teaching resources;
- Analyze national examinations and continuous assessment results and propose appropriate intervention and ensure that recommendations from evaluation reports are implemented;
- Liaise with the County Director of Education and other stakeholders on matters relating to quality of education in the County;
- Perform any other duties assigned by the County Director.
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