TSC Salary Increment For Teachers In Hardship Areas. TSC has been urged by KUPPET to raise teacher pay in high-risk districts. The Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) reports that teacher salaries have been reevaluated in three northeastern counties, Turkana, and Tana River, which are also facing security issues.
Deputy Secretary-General Moses Nthurima claims that the hardship payment that teachers currently receive is not a fair representation of the risks that they are exposed to in their line of work.
In response to demonstrations, Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has requested that the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) temporarily assign non-local educators to tumultuous northern districts before transferring them.
Kindiki reported to the parliamentary education committee on August 2 that the disturbance had impacted foreign teachers’ mental health.
Furthermore, he said that certain local populations have incited animosity toward outside academics, which has resulted in threats from such regions. The Security Minister suggested temporarily assembling teachers in one place to shield them from Al-Shabaab attacks.
Mandera County requires more than 2,000 instructors to cover openings in 300 public elementary schools and 550 public secondary schools, according to the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT).
The horrifying killings of 28 teachers in the region of Mandera 8 last year were attributed to the Teachers Service Commission), the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Internal Security for disobeying the pleas of educators in the northeast.
In their request for a transfer or increased security at TSC, teachers describe unpleasant encounters with students, principals, parents and district school administrators who made derogatory comments about them, calling them ‘adhome (slave), nguraro (with “hard” hair), and kafir (ungainly).
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TSC Salary Increment For Teachers In Hardship Areas