In order to integrate teachers and other TSC officials into the system for the implementation of the School-Based Teacher Support System(SBTSS), the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has asked its regional and county directors to supply details about teachers and other TSC officials.
The curriculum is intended for those who are participating in the Secondary Education Quality Improvement Projects (SEQIP) program and is especially designed for English language teachers.
Reuben Nthamburi, the director of quality assurance and standards for the Commission, said in a document dated August 30, 2022 that the information will make it easier to log into the learning management system the University of Nairobi (UoN) created in preparation for teacher training.
“The purpose of this memo is to request you to provide data on existing and trained facilitators/trainers of English, list of teachers of English from sampled schools, TSC SCDs (Sub-county Directors) and Curriculum Support Officers (CSOs) from SEQIP target sub-counties to enable the Commission facilitate the log in protocols,” said Dr. Nthamburi in the circular.
Additionally, the Commission has instructed the TSC county directors to make sure that the targeted English instructors are chosen from the same sampled schools as the teachers of mathematics and science, especially those who have not received SBTSS training.
Additionally, they must only hire sub-county directors from SEQIP-affected zones and CSOs that operate in the same region.
The SBTSS program aims to improve the teachers’ topic knowledge and pedagogical skills in the teaching of science, math, and English.
It will also create professional networks over time for peer learning and support.
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