Teacher Service Commission TSC has once again blamed KNUT SG Wilson Sossion for going against what was resolved during August 24, 2018 meeting. Among issues that were discussed in lengthy include; career progression, teacher appraisal, teacher transfer and promotion of teachers. After the meeting the two parties agreed to hold a five-day retreat between 30th September and 5th October 2018, where all issues raised were to be discussed fully.
TSC has come out strongly to blame Mr. Sossion for interfering with curriculum implementation by advising teachers not fill the termly appraisal form popularly known as TPAD. Through a press statement seen by Jambo news, TSC has also directed Mr. Sossion to stop urging teachers to defy its employers since the repercussions are regrettable.
Transfer of teachers
TSC has told off union officials who have been misleading teachers concerning transfer of teachers. They should be ignored.
“Teachers who fail to proceed on transfer as directed will be dealt with in accordance with the code of regulation for teachers” said Kihumba Kamoto, in a press statement
However, last month president Uhuru Kenyatta directed education CS to review delocalization policy in abid to protect families.
Promotion of teachers
TSC has also distanced itself from information being propagated by KNUT over promotion 30,000 teachers to higher grades.
“All teachers are encouraged to keenly read the career progression guidelines document which is available in TSC website and plan their career advancement accordingly ” said Kihumba Kamotho
Teacher Appraisal Program
The teacher employer has insisted that TPAD is firmly anchored within the framework TSC act code of regulation and 2017-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Through the press statement tsc further said that “In order to continue building on gains made so far, heads of institutions and all teachers are required to undertake third term PC and TPAD activities as directed by TSC county and sub county directors. There is no contrary position on this matter apart from the one given by TSC county and sub county directors.”
This comes barely two weeks after TSC CEO directed review of performance appraisal policy.