Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia has directed all TSC field officers who are on leave to resume duties in two weeks.
Macharia said the move is aimed at supporting the upcoming 2023 National Examinations which are set to begin on October 19 to November 1.
“As part of our measures to ensure the last phase of the preparations for the national examinations are successful, all TSC field officers who are currently on leave must resume duty on October 16, 2023,” Macharia said.
The CEO spoke on Monday during the launch of the examination season at the KNEC headquarters.
She said the commission has vetted 223,223 teachers to serve as supervisors and invigilators.
In addition, 37,731 teachers will perform the role of examiners.
During the exam period, Macharia said all centre managers will be in charge of the collection of exam papers which will be administered twice a day.
“Centre managers will ensure that the double collection of morning and afternoon session papers is done without compromise to any examination procedures,” she said.
According to Macharia, TSC has deployed 71,760 centre managers who are also expected to attend subcounty briefing meetings that KNEC will mount countrywide in the first week of October 2023.
She said no supervisor or invigilator has been retained in the centre that they served during last year’s national examinations.
The CEO said that this is to ensure the annual rotation of staff.
“During the period of the examinations, only centre and deputy centre managers will be required to be in school,” she said.
“I wish to commit that the TSC and all its staff and teachers will give the upcoming national examinations our full support to ensure that this is a massive success.”