TSC Curriculum Support Officers (CSO), are usually appointed to assist teachers on any issues concerning the curriculum. They are usually chosen to lead different zonal areas and other areas in the sub-county. In order to be able to be a CSO, one must be;
- serving under Career Progression Guidelines
- have 6 year experience in the teaching service
- have served satisfactorily in Grade C4/ TSC Scale 9 for a minimum period of 3 years
- be a holder of a Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree plus a Post-graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
- have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal and performance conducting process
The main of establishing such units in different sub-counties is to ensure smooth and easier learning. Here are some more roles of the CSOs;
- Updating teachers on any changes in the commission including syllabus and content coverage
- Keeps track of what teachers needs to be trained on and their needs and informs the commission.
- Advises teachers on the appropriate reference and teaching materials for better content sharing with learners.
- Updating the Sub-county director on the activities in school including staff recruitment, staff changes.
- Assists teachers in administering the new teaching ways and materials to the learners
- Visiting schools and observing the school activities, teaching methods and also demonstrating new ways.
- Participating in the organization and management of co-curricular activities
- Organizing and conducting seminars, workshops, retreats and in-service programs as instructed by the sub-county director.
- Preparing regular process reports for onward transmission to relevant offices.
- Providing professional guiding and counselling services to the teachers
- Aiding in organization of examinations and assessment procedures in schools.
- Performing any other duties to promote learning in zonal areas.
- Developing work program for the curriculum support center.