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TSC Issues New Gender Rules Targeting School Heads

  • Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive Nancy Macharia has unveiled a new policy to govern the hiring of school heads.

    Macharia noted in a statement that the commission had a policy that would ensure principals and deputies of mixed schools are not of same gender.

    She further explained that the institution arrived at the conclusion in order to boost inclusivity in the teaching workforce according to a report by Capital News.

    This comes after claims that there was rampant gender disparity in the management of public schools across the country.

    Teachers Service Commission (TSC) offices

    Teachers Service Commission (TSC) offices

    This comes barely a month after reports emerged that the commission was seeking to strip the school heads off the supervisory title.

    The reports, which hit headlines in early February, indicated that the Ministry of Education was planning to amend the Basic Education Act to redefine the meaning of the word ‘manager’.

    If passed, the ministry would have to higher new sets of administrators who would take over the management of the institutions.

    It is believed that TSC is seeking to take over the management of hefty budgets that are disbursed to over 30,000 school heads that run into millions of shillings.

    The commission is also looking to take charge of teachers who manage infrastructure and the safety of children in school.

    On March 15, School heads announced an early closure of schools due to lack of funds.

    The headteachers pointed out that the purchase of examination material was faced with challenges as the government was yet to release the expected Ksh15 billion education funds.

    A signpost showing Teachers Service Commission mandated with hiring teachers in Kenya.

    A signpost showing Teachers Service Commission mandated with hiring teachers in Kenya.

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