In Summary
  • Mr Sossion insisted that TSC had no choice but to promote all pending cases within this financial year.
  • The union also wants performance appraisals dropped as the move had been introduced without exhaustive consultations with teachers.

The Kenya National Union of Teachers on Thursday stepped up pressure on the Teachers Service Commission to promote more than 30,000 teachers who have acquired higher qualification, and drop performance appraisals.

Kenya National Union of Teachers secretary-general Wilson Sossion, accompanied by his chairman Wickliffe Omucheyi and national treasurer John Matiang’i, said the promotion of the teachers had been pending at TSC headquarters since 2014.

“Thousands of teachers are now approaching the sunset of their careers but for strange reasons have been sidelined in promotions,” Mr Sossion said while addressing journalists in Nairobi.

“Among the teachers who qualified for upgrading are those who had gone back to study in various institutions of higher learning to further their education with the hope of being promoted.

"On a number of occasions we have engaged TSC to address the issue of delayed promotions and selective upgrading and, despite promise, nothing much has been done.”

APPRAISALS
Mr Sossion insisted that TSC had no choice but to promote all pending cases within this financial year.

The union also wants performance appraisals dropped as the move had been introduced without exhaustive consultations with teachers.

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