Appointment Of School Administrators To Be Done By Education CS. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and two teachers unions have criticized the Ministry of Education’s new legislation regarding the selection of school heads.
According to recommendations in the draft Basic Education Regulations 2014 paper, the ministry wants the Cabinet secretary to choose the leaders of all institutions.
All three parties maintained that it is the TSC’s duty to hire and promote all teachers, including the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet).
If the idea were to be approved, all school principals would need to reapply for their positions.
The law permits new personnel to be hired to lead schools when the current head teachers demonstrate that they are unable to manage school resources.
Appointment Of School Administrators To Be Done By Education CS
The new laws also recommend that all heads of institutions serve five-year terms and have the option of being appointed for two additional terms of the same duration.
The regulations state that after serving two terms of five years in the same institution, an official may be reappointed for a third term to work in a new school.
The 2014 draft of the Basic Education Regulations includes various concepts under Section 92.
Tuesday, Knut and Kuppet rejected the recommendations, calling them “dishonest and bordering on provocation.”
They asserted that the ministry does not have the legal jurisdiction to hire new staff and that only TSC has such capacity.
Additionally, it was disclosed that the ministry “reneged” on the deal after the unions and ministry representatives met last week and came to an arrangement on a number of contentious points in the text.