Top major stakeholders/bodies in the Kenyan Education System

The Kenyan Education System is comprised of a number of parties that enable it to run as smoothly as possible. In regard to this, today, let us take a moment and find out who they are;

Teachers Service Commision (TSC)

This is the Teachers Service Commission. It deals with the recruitment and employment, disciplinary control and transfer of teachers. TSC has been in operation since February 1975.Its current CEO is Nancy Macharia. One of the most recent guidelines by TSC is the one concerning promotion of teachers which were effected on November 8, 2017. For more information click here www.tsc.go.ke

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT)

The Kenya National Union of Teachers is one of the most vocal trade union in Kenya that fights for welfare of teachers from both primary and secondary level. Formed in December 1957, the trade union brings together teachers and fights for their rights, needs and interests. Hon. Wilson Sossion who also doubles up a nominated MP, is the current Secretary general of this giant union. For more information click here www.Knut.or.ke

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET)

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers deals with teachers who are beyond Primary school level i.e from high school. It speaks for their needs and protects their rights and interests. The most recent hearing from KUPPET was about how teachers were not ready for a referendum. This was prior to 2018’s KCPE and KCSE exams. Hon. Omboko Milemba who is the sitting MP for Emuhaya Constituency is chairman of KUPPET.

Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS)

It is the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service. It deals with the placement and admission of students to various colleges and universities in Kenya. It helps to ensure that there is balance across all fields and courses. For more information click here kuccps.net

Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

The Higher Education Loans Board helps the students who have qualified to be admitted to university to get a loan that can help them fuel their dreams for a better future. This came in after the realization that most students struggle financially at university level. To apply for HELB loan click here portal.helb.co.ke

Kenya Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA)

The Kenya Primary School Heads Association aims to promote a better management in primary schools in Kenya. The heads of schools get to meet once in a while to discuss the way forward. The current chairperson of KEPSHA is Shem Ndolo. For more information click here www.kepsha.or.ke

Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA)

The Kenya Secondary School Heads Association is just like KEPSHA but now this one comprises of the heads of secondary schools in Kenya. Mr. Alfred Indimuli Kahi is current National chairman of KESSHA. To get more information click here www.kssha.or.ke

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST)

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology holds its mission as to provide, promote and coordinate lifelong education, training and research for Kenya’s sustainable development. The current cs of Education is Dr. Amina Mohamed. For more information click here www.education.go.ke

Commission for University Education (CUE)

The Commission for University Education helps ensure that the universities are accredited with the required status so as to ensure quality education at university level. For more information click here www.cue.or.ke