For the purpose of admitting and releasing newly recruited teachers, the commission has trained school heads and curriculum support officers ( CSO) on how to operate the online casualty return.
In line with the TSC recruitment roadmap, newly recruited teachers have started receiving their posting letters to confirm their appointment.
This process began yesterday virtually in counties and it will help school heads to return casualties for teachers exiting and those entering without making errors.
This exercise is yet to kick off in other counties latest by next week.
For the purpose of the training, school heads received portal login links from the County Directors.
From the circular seen by News Yetu, it indicated that newly recruited teachers will report to their respective stations latest by September.
The Teachers Service Commission on 15th, Feb, 2021 blocked teaching who were seeking services from the headquarters as a containment measure to curb the spread of COVID-19.
TSC has moved all its services online and no teacher is allowed to visit the TSC headquarters unless directed otherwise and must be accompanied with a letter from their counties. This took effect on 1st, March, 2021.
Therefore, TSC’s launch of the online casualty is part of its scheme to offer all its services online as its moving away from paperwork.
The online portal for returning casualties has made the work easier and reduced the amount of time taken in filling and submitting the casualties to sub-county, County and headquarters.
However, the disadvantage of this online process is that a slight mistake on the portal can make a teacher loose salary and even get interdicted before he begins to teachers as online portals are prone to abuse especially for the newbies.