Obey and implentent court rullings, TSC told

A teachers’ union officials have asked the Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC) to obey recent rulings made by the courts.

The ruling outlawed arbitrary delocalization and transfer of teachers countrywide.

Addressing journalists  in Kisii yesterday, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) officials drawn from Nyanza region described the ruling given by the Employment Relations Court in Milimani as just and victory for the teaching fraternity in  the country.

During the ruling on July 12, Justice Byram Ongaya directed the TSC to effect promotions based on its Code of Regulations.

Teachers in leadership positions at union branches will also be transferred within geographical areas of their respective union branches, according to the ruling.

Assessment schemes commonly known as TPAD, were shelved till 2021, according to the ruling.

The teachers’ employer (TSC) had maintained that promotions would be effected based on the new guidelines that review the performance of a teacher  and not on  seniority, academic and professional qualifications as suggested by the union.

In Kisii, the union officials said delocalization was ill thought from the word go and should have been mooted as a policy.

They urged TSC to fast track the implementation of the Friday court decision even as they pushed for the reinstatement of teachers interdicated over failure to attend Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) training sessions.

“Following the ruling, we now want our employer, the Teachers Service Commission to implement it immediately,” said Nicholas Nyangau.

On the reinstating of teachers, Nyangau said the interdictions were untenable in the face of staff scarcity in schools.

“Schools are still depressed with staff shortages and it won’t be good that the interdicted staff continue to wallow in idleness with their huge experience,” he said.

They also called for public participation  before the full roll out of the new curricullum.

Meanwhile, education stakeholders met in Kisii School on Thursday to discuss pertinent matters, including the new curriculum.