Teachers Unions Protest Posting of 61 New Heads by TSC

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Teachers unions in Bomet County are up in arms over the Teachers Service Commission’s (TSC) decision to assign 61 new school principals and head teachers to the area.

Both the Kenya Union Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) and the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) are demanding an immediate halt to the planned handover ceremony.

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The union argue that it’s unjust for the TSC to proceed with these appointments when the acting school administrators, who have been efficiently managing these institutions for an extended period, haven’t been officially confirmed.

During a press briefing in Bomet County on Monday, executive secretaries Paul Kimeto (Kuppet) and Desmond Langat (Knut) urged the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to investigate this matter, specifically concerning Bomet County.

Kimeto called upon the Rift Valley TSC Director to provide clarity on the issue, questioning the rationale behind the continued delocalization of teachers despite the policy being rescinded during the Kenya Kwanza government’s tenure.

Mrs Winfred Kathure, a teacher at M.C.K. Kaaga Primary School in Meru County, central Kenya in class ; Image/x

Besides, the unions threatened to stage street protests if the TSC doesn’t reconsider its decision to assign new school heads in Bomet.

The tutors demand transparency and fairness in the promotion and posting of teachers in the region.

Langat emphasized the competency and dedication of local teachers, asserting that the influx of educators from outside the county could dampen morale among the local teaching fraternity.

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He highlighted that the current administrators have capably managed their schools, dispelling any notion of a “leadership vacuum.”

The unions are adamant that the TSC should prioritize the professional growth and recognition of local educators, aligning with the principles of fairness and meritocracy.

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