Home General TSC Sued In Court Over TPD Refresher Courses

TSC Sued In Court Over TPD Refresher Courses

sigh of relief for teachers after an education consultant moved to court seeking orders to stop the compulsory implementation teacher professional development programme.

Joseph Karanja has filed a petition at the High Court in Nakuru. The petition was filed against the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), Education Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, Kenya National Union of Teachers, Kenyatta University, Mt Kenya University, Riara University and Kenya Education Management Institute.

In his petition, Karanja has noted that the decision to have teachers take mandatory refresher training violates their rights.

He further states that key stakeholders were not involved by the commission while coming up with module to be undertaken in the professional development programme.

He said: “Teachers and education stakeholders were not engaged by TSC in the development of the content of the module to be undertaken in the professional development programme,”.

In addition, Karanja noted that the launch of the programme by the teachers’ employer was done in secrecy and without the involvement of the teachers who are the primary subjects of the said programme.

Karanja also poked holes on the criteria that was used to choose the four institutions that will carry out the the implementation of the TPD modules.

It is increasingly clear that most teachers are old and cannot complete the said training while still in service. This means that these teachers will not benefit from any subsequent promotion since promotions will be guided by undertaking of TPD modules.

Karanja seeks to have the programme declared unconstitutional, null and void. At the same time he wants TSC, the ministry and the universities stopped from implementing the programme.

Popular Posts

KUCCPS Student Portal Login student.kuccps.net for 2021/2022 Admission Application

Kenya University and College Central placement service (KUCCPS) is a body that is responsible for admission of students to universities and colleges in Kenya....

How to create new TSC TPAD Account (https://tpad2.tsc.go.ke) for self appraisal

TPAD is a performance evaluation mechanism that assesses the performance of a teacher as per the set standards prescribed by the Commission. Section 52 of...

Links to the Best Telegram Channels/Groups in Kenya

Telegram channels are increasingly becoming the best and easiest media of communication in Kenya. Apart from communication, they are also a source of unending...

TSC Online Payslip 2021 Login; View, Download via tpay.tsc.go.ke

Teacher service commission (TSC) Payslip is a note given to teachers after they have been paid, detailing the amount of pay given, and the...

How to apply for TSC Internship jobs online through TSC Website (hrmis.tsc.go.ke)

Recently the Teachers Service Commission advertised 6,674 recruitment vacancies for intern teachers in a bid to cushion overstretched teaching force in public primary and secondary...