The Teachers Service commission (TSC) established the Curriculum Support Officer (CSO) unit to decentralize its duties aiming to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.
CSOs are strategically positioned at the zonal level or other levels within the Sub County, serving as invaluable resources for teachers.
Duties and Responsibilities of a Curriculum Support Officer (CSO)
The Sub-County TSC Director is responsible for overseeing the Curriculum Support Officer’s tasks, which include:
- Identify the training needs of teachers and heads of institutions and advise the Commission accordingly.
- Liaise with the Sub-County Director and school administrators, provide support services to teachers, and continuously advise on teaching techniques, appropriate textbooks, lesson demonstrations, and the challenges noted during assessments.
- Organize and conduct courses on curriculum delivery and implementation through seminars, workshops, retreats, and in-service programs, in conjunction with the Sub-County Directors.
- Advise teachers on appropriate resources, including resource books, consumables, audio-visual aids, and other materials necessary for effective teaching and learning.
- Assist teachers in developing and using appropriate teaching aids and other reference materials.
- Update teachers on curriculum changes, pedagogy, content coverage, and any other emerging issues in the teaching service.
- Develop work programs for the Curriculum Support Centre.
- Visit schools, observe teaching techniques, conduct demonstrative lessons, and advise teachers on appropriate teaching methods and techniques.
- Assist in setting up and organizing subject panels, examinations, and assessment procedures in schools at the zonal level.
- Provide professional guidance and counseling to teachers and disseminate information on curriculum, evaluation, textbook selection, and training.
- Collect and submit data on school enrollment, staff establishment, staff changes, and other related information to the Sub-County Director.
- Participate in the organization and management of co-curricular activities.
- Work with the Quality Assurance and Standards Officer to improve teaching and learning.
- Prepare regular progress reports for onward transmission to relevant offices.
- Perform all other duties necessary to promote standards in the teaching profession.