Poorly Rated Counties in TPAD Submission Revealed
It has been revealed that over 90% of primary and secondary school tutors have complied with the Teacher Service Commission’s (TSC) Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD) system representing a significant step in the Commission’s objectives.
The TSC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Nancy Macharia revealed that even though some teachers experienced some difficulties in accessing the TPAD system, released data show that the appraisal tool has helped to reduce teacher absenteeism and hence increasing accountability and the quality of teaching in schools.
According to Dr. Nancy Macharia, 319,584 teachers from both primary and secondary schools successfully completed and submitted their online forms to the Commission this year alone compared to 341,760 in previous years.
According to the Commission’s reports, 32 counties had TPAD appraisals with completion rates of more than 90% while 14 counties had rates of between 80% and 89%.
Due to insecurity and other issues, the rate of completion in Baringo was 79.4%.
Among the best performing counties are Lamu and Nairobi Counties which had completion rates of 99.36% and 99.05% respectively.
List of Poorly Rated Counties In timely Submission of TPAD Appraisal
- Baringo (1,570)
- Migori (1,469)
- Narok (1,019)
- Uasin Gishu (1,073)
- Kisii (1,474)
- Siaya (1,004)
- Kitui (1,560)
- Meru (1,107)
“Samburu was among the most-improved county in terms of teachers who had completed appraisals representing a rise from 55.92% to 84.67% at the moment,” said the Commission.
The second term had 293,419 teachers while there were 319,584 teachers who had completed their appraisals by the end of the third term.
According to Dr. Macharia, the main goal of the Commission is to have 100% compliance with the appraisal tool.
TSC uses an official evaluation system that assesses teachers’ quality and effectiveness in order to improve learning through the use of seven teaching standards.
Teachers know they have to comply with the Commission’s appraisal tool (TPAD) because the Commission uses it in the promotion of teachers.
The Commission has also revealed that the appraisal tool has helped to promote feedback between instructional supervision and teachers as well as reduce absenteeism among teachers in schools when compared to how it used to be a few years ago.