In Summary
  • Dr Kipsang said performance appraisals and contracts have helped improve learning in public schools.
  • Knut Secretary-General Sossion vowed to oppose the appraisals and delocalisation, insisting that they are not part of the CBA.

The Ministry of Education on Wednesday waded into a row between the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) over performance appraisals.

This happened as TSC maintained that appraisals for teachers as well as the delocalisation programme will go on as they are part of the 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by unions in 2016.

Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang asked teachers to embrace performance appraisals and contracts, noting that they have helped improve learning in public schools.

Dr Kipsang said that since the introduction of appraisals in 2015, performance in public schools had been rising.

“Students are able to read and write better while absenteeism of teachers is no longer a major problem. Teachers are also able to plan their lessons and complete the syllabus in time,” Dr Kipsang said.

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