TSC Online Services: The Teachers Service Commission has announced new changes in the way teachers apply for promotions and transfers. The new changes came into effect from March 1, and saw the end of manual applications and the start of online applications for the two categories.
These changes were announced in a circular that was issued by TSC CEO Nancy Macharia.
“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,” Ms. Macharia said in the circular.
The circular by Ms. Macharia directs all school heads and teachers including those on 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. Heads of institutions shall update the teachers official email address and registered personal mobile phone number in the Teacher Management Information System (TMIS) within 30 days after all teachers in the institution have activated their emails.
The new procedure will affect all teachers under the TSC including those in the internship programme. “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. Other services that have been fully made available as part of the TSC online services are applications for promotions and new teacher registration.