TSC Deploys Primary Teachers To Secondary School As KNUT -KUPPET Rivalry Intensifies
The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Teachers (Kuppet) are prepared to face off in a heated debate.As part of its preparation for the launch of Grade Seven the following year, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) moves tutors from primary to secondary institutions.
The transferred teachers will be sought out, according to Kuppet, the organization that represents teachers in post-secondary institutions.Although the tutors are Knut members, the legislation mandates them to join Kuppet because they will be teaching in secondary schools.
According to the trusted source of information, KNUT has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with TSC to solely represent teachers in primary schools, according to Akelo Misori, secretary-general of Kuppet. They cannot therefore assert that they speak for the instructors.
Prior to the implementation of junior secondary, the TSC has already moved approximately 1,000 degree-holding teachers from elementary to secondary schools.To cope with the teacher deficit in secondary schools, more teachers will be redeployed.
However, despite signing the demarcation protocol with the TSC when they assumed office last year, Knut secretary-general has declared that the law prevails over the agreement.Whether they teach in primary or secondary institutions, he declared that Knut will speak for all teachers.