Promotion for a Number of Teachers Acting as Administrators Halted
Promotion for a Number of Teachers Acting as Administrators Halted. A number of teachers who temporarily held administrative positions will no longer be eligible for promotions. The teachers had hoped to just have their acting roles confirmed, but that hasn’t happened. The majority of these educators are KUPPET (Kenya Union Of Post Primary Teachers) members.
It is now difficult for classroom teachers to advance due to the recently implemented professional advancement criteria. The rules appear to favor administrative personnel primarily. According to Mr. Omboko Milemba, national chairman of KUPPET, this is the case.
The commission owes the aforementioned instructors a total of 1 billion shillings, the outspoken chairman acknowledged. Furthermore, teachers believe they should discuss their compensation and salary agreements because the current ones are impeding their careers.
Mr. Milemba acknowledged that the money owed is for services that were rendered but never compensated. He claimed that the committee is diligently conducting research to determine the precise amount owing to the impacted teachers. He harshly condemned the commission, claiming that it was simply exploiting the teachers in violation of labor laws.
Numerous TSC teachers who are also administrators are not promoted
The lawmaker made it clear that he is doing extensive investigation to determine the figures. He claimed that unless one holds an administrative post, it is very impossible to advance.
The head of KUPPET, Mr. Milemba, also serves as a representative for the Emuhaya constituency. He claimed that teachers in job grades C3 and C4 are currently the ones who are most impacted. Furthermore, he said that providers of several goods and services owe the Kenyan government a sizable debt.
There are more than about 650 billion shillings owing. He did mention that there were discussions and preparations in place to look for 100 billion shillings to help pay some of the expenses.
Mr. Milemba also requested that the collective bargaining agreement for the years 2021–2025 be reviewed by the Teachers Service Commission. The union has previously made suggestions for how the salaries of teachers should be adjusted to accommodate all teachers. The highest-paid teachers in job category D5 would see their pay increase to 237,376 shillings.
The Kuppet Chair requested that the government permit teachers to select their own medical plan rather than enrolling them in one. He asked for permission to let the National Hospital Insurance Fund cover teachers. He claimed that the Aon Minet medical plan is not popular among instructors. A private medical plan is opposing NHIF, a public health insurance program.