Kuppet wants promotion plan suspended
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) has written to the teachers’ employer demanding suspension of the process of promoting senior tutors as recently advertised.
Kuppet secretary general, Akello Misori yesterday said applications that Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has received thus far do not reflect a fair representation of the interest by qualified candidates for the advertised positions.
Misori said Kuppet will reject any promotions that will ensue from this application process and have since called on TSC to re-advertise the positions using laid down academic and professional requirements, which will allow teachers compete fairly.
“The requirement of a master’s degree was irregular, punitive and superfluous.
To compound the problem, there are some regions where hardly any teacher has a master’s degree but have scores of highly experienced teachers who meet every legitimate qualification for promotions.
They have served in job groups C3 and C4 for more than 15 years,” Misori told the media in Nairobi.