To ensure that only legitimate teachers receive loans, the teachers’ employer TSC, has implemented a new strict procedure.
As per to the Chief Executive Officer of the commission, Dr. Macharia, claims in a Circular indicates that all teachers must do the validation of the TPAY data system that once a teacher’s mobile number has been verified and acquired in the data system.
This can be changed and must be used when applying for and approving the loan.
The teachers will be required to log into the TPAY system via the payslip page on the TSC website where they must enter and verify mobile numbers.
Immediately after entering their number and sending the One Time Password to their phones, they will enter the password to validate the mobile number by clicking on the validation tab for verification.
A valid Code will be accepted and used to verify the number which cannot be changed. The number will then be used in any loan application and approval process.
The Teacher Service Board wants to prevent non-compliant teachers from accessing online payslips, third-party transactions, and P9 forms if they don’t update their TPAY data.
This move by the commission to enter the required data on its TPAY system.
TSC requires all teachers to update their profile on the TPAY system in order to improve the security of teacher information.
In a move to protect teachers from loan sharks, the commission ensured that in the future teachers must use the OTP code which will be sent to their mobile numbers and emails for verification purposes during the loan application and approval process.
The move will help the Commission authenticate teachers in its system and prevent them from falling prey to scammers.
As a result of financial constraints, a number teachers have made too much effort by acquiring loans from different financial institutions, thus making them unable to meet their obligations.
The move prompted them to stress related complications with most affected individuals turning to excessive drinking and drug abuse which led to teachers’ absenteeism.
In this move , the commission will check all lending, including mobile loans, and protect teachers from excessive lending.