TSC Crucial Circular to All Teachers
TSC Crucial Circular to All Teachers. In an effort to improve the efficiency and quality of education delivery in public educational institutions, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has issued a directive that emphasizes the importance of the presence of teachers and administrative staff on school premises.
In accordance with the Code of Regulations for Teachers (2015) and established agreements, TSC emphasizes the need for teachers and heads of institutions to be available at all times for their assigned teaching and administrative duties.
In order to comply with this policy, TSC district principals have been instructed to reduce teacher and administrative staff absenteeism. Several key points were highlighted to ensure a smooth implementation:
1. Permitted absences:
Teachers who need to be absent, whether for official duties or for other reasons, must obtain written permission from the head of the institution. The reason for the absence must be recorded in the school diary.
2. Hierarchy of permissions:
Elementary school teachers require written permission from TSC sub-region principals for absence. High school principals need approval from TSC district principals.
3. Official tasks:
Heads of institutions who plan to leave for official duties involving public funds must notify the District Director of Education in writing.
4. Strategic planning:
Government entities, agencies and non-governmental organizations conducting educational programs involving teacher participation are advised to plan activities for weekends and school holidays.
5. Optimized Timing:
Activities organized by associations like KESSHA and KEPSHA as well as Sacco, Union and Society elected officials should be strategically planned for weekends and school holidays.
6. Prioritization of main activities:
Activities unrelated to core teaching and administrative duties should not take place during regular school hours.
7. Emergency measures:
Adequate plans must be made to ensure that instruction continues even when the assigned teacher is absent. A make-up schedule for missed classes should be documented in a logbook.
In conclusion, heads of institutions are responsible for ensuring that the curriculum is effectively covered within the stipulated time frame. Failure to comply may result in appropriate action by district and sub-district directors.
This circular underlines the importance of the presence of teachers and their dedication in providing quality education. Following these guidelines helps educational institutions make the most of teaching resources and improves the learning experience for students.