KNUT wants TSC to stop delocalizing teachers

Written By: Emily Kay

The Kenya National Union of Teachers is calling on the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to obey court orders and stop delocalization of teachers without consultation.

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Masaba North, KNUT Executive Secretary, Albert Onkoba also urged the TSC to employ more teachers saying the 100% transition rate to secondary schools has overstretched human resource.

Speaking at Mobamba Primary School in Nyaribari Masaba constituency, Kisii County during a prize giving ceremony , Masaba North, KNUT Executive Secretary, Albert Onkoba urged the Teachers Service Commission to follow court orders.

Onkoba at the same time urged TSC to employ more teachers to ensure success of the 100% transition rate from primary to secondary schools.

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Onkoba also appealed to the ministry of education to allocate sufficient funds to schools so as to make the learning environment conducive

Mobamba Primary School principal Meshack Nyakeriga appealed to well-wishers to help construct four classrooms because enrollment has increased since the school started registering improvement in national examinations.

Meanwhile, Kenya National Union of Teachers,(KNUT) Secretary General, Wilson Sossion, has cautioned the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) against a monthly deduction of 500 shillings from teachers’ salaries. Sossion said TSC must first negotiate with teachers before deducting any amount of money from them.

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The said amount is meant to fund a professional development module that is being developed by the Education Ministry.

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He added that TSC should instead set aside a budgetary allocation to promote teachers criticizing the 100 per cent pupil transition with little funding for public secondary schools.

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Sossion called on the government to invest in Early Childhood Development and Education(ECDE) adding that they will also be demanding that every ECDE child across the country receives capitation.

He spoke during the KNUT Machakos Branch Annual General Meeting held at Machakos University.









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