No Promotion For Several TSC Teachers Acting As Administrators. Several teachers who have held administrative roles in acting capacity are set to be locked out of promotions. The teachers had hopes of just being confirmed in their acting roles but that hasn’t been the case. Most of these teachers are members of the Kenya Union Of Post Primary Teachers (KUPPET).
The newly introduced career progression guidelines have made it an uphill task for classroom teachers to be promoted. The guidelines seem to only favor those in administrative roles so much. This is according to Mr. Omboko Milemba, KUPPET’S national chairperson.
The vocal chairman confirmed that the commission owes the aforementioned teachers a total of 1 billion shillings. In addition, the teachers are of the idea they negotiate their pay and salary agreements as the present ones is stalling their careers.
Mr Milemba confirmed that the owed money is for services offered but never paid for. He said that the commission is doing research keenly to know exactly how much is owed to the affected teachers. He strongly criticized the commission and said this is mere exploitation of the teachers under labor laws.
No Promotion For Several TSC Teachers Acting As Administrators
The legislator hinted that he is conducting thorough research to ascertain the numbers. He said that it’s almost impossible for one to be promoted unless they are in an administrative position.
Mr Milemba, the KUPPET chairman also happens to be a member of parliament for Emuhaya constituency. He said that the most affected teachers are those currently in job grade C3 and C4. Additionally, he said that the Kenyan government has a huge debt belonging to vendors of some goods and services.
The amount owed is in excess of kah. 650 billion shillings. However, he noted that plans and talks were underway to look for 100 billion shillings to offset some of the bills.
Mr Milemba further appealed the Teachers service commission to have a review of the 2021-2025 collective bargaining agreement. The union has already given recommendations on how teachers’ salaries should be reviewed to cater for all teachers. Teachers in job grade D5 earning the highest amount will see their salaries raised to 237,376 shillings.
The kuppet chair asked the government to allow teachers choose a medical scheme of their own instead of putting them in one. He requested the National Hospital Insurance Fund to be allowed to issue insurance to teachers. He said teachers are not happy with the Aon Minet medical scheme . It is a private medical scheme challenging NHIF, that is a public one.