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KNUT Wants C(Plain) Teachers Deployed To Teach In Secondary Schools

KNUT Wants C(Plain) Teachers Deployed To Teach In Secondary Schools.

At the top of the list of requests by the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) is the TSC’s consideration of deploying teachers who scored a C (plain) on national exams to secondary schools.

TSC only hires candidates with a grade of C+ to teach in secondary schools.

Oyuu praised the government’s initiative to gather public input on the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC), saying that the union will engage the employer on other issues and policies that have been damaging to the welfare of teachers.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) have requested that politicians stay away from recruitment of teachers.

Collins Oyuu, general secretary of Knut, and Akelo Misori, general secretary of Kuppet, stated that the Teachers Service Union’s only responsibility was the recruitment and management of teachers (TSC).

Following the government’s announcement of plans to recruit 30,000 teachers, it has come to light that some politicians were allegedly recruiting teachers.

Oyuu stated that politicians will not be permitted to interfere with the recruitment of teachers in the country.

“The recruitment of teachers is within the mandate of the commission. Anybody purporting to have exercise in recruitment should be condemned in the highest terms possible,” he said.  

He criticized the centralization of teacher recruitment, which provides politicians with the opportunity to influence the recruitment of their relatives.

“We cannot subject this noble profession to selfish politicians meddling with matters of education. Politicians should completely keep off. This is not a chief’s affair,” Oyuu said.

The leader of KNUT asked politicians to identify and address any issues with the commission, but not to pose as a recruiting agency.

Regarding the stagnation and advancements of teachers, Oyuu stated that they have written to the commission, which has pledged to address the matters.

The government has vowed to eliminating the teacher shortage in public schools by 116,000 within two fiscal years.

Education CS Ezekiel Machogu stated that the government will employ 58,000 teachers annually to address the shortage.

The teachers will be recruited from the over 300,000 trained but unemployed individuals in the nation.

KNUT Wants C(Plain) Teachers Deployed To Teach In Secondary Schools.


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