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KUPPET rejects TPD, says programme is not a priority.

The ministry of education as well as the teachers service commission have continued to face opposition in their efforts to introduced changes to the education sector.

The Kenyan Union of Post Primary Teachers (KUPPET) , led by Nakuru branch chairperson Simon waita has criticized the Ministry of Education for making an unilateral decision sidelining the professions and direct stakeholders in the education sector.

He said that the ministry was forcing teachers to rush through the syllabus which has affected the understanding of concepts by learners.

He further called on the ministry therefore to focus on the performance of teachers saying that some teachers even conduct community service out doing a rather going above and beyond their job description.

Teachers also force at the timing of the Professional development modules terming it as expensive since it directs on salaries to be frozen for the next two years once issued.

KUPPET insist they will resit any changes they feel are not taking the education sector in the right side.

In the meantime, Teachers in the county of Trans Nzoia led by KUPPET Secretary General Furaha Lusweti have also rejected the recently launched TPD program by the TSC.

Speaking at their offices in Kitale the leaders said that the training is not urgent and that the employer must withdraw and hold consultative meetings with their relevant stakeholders and that is for the option of capacity building to be found.

Last Week, the Teachers service Commission rolled out the professional Development course, sparking mixed reactions from teachers.

Under the training, teachers in public schools will now be required to renew their professional certificates after every years.

The teachers, in a new policy, will now be required to undertake in-service professional training lasting five years upon which they will get their certificate renewed.

TSC Cheif executive Officer Nancy Macharia, earlier said the plain is to professionalise the teaching fraternity to match other careers like law and engineering.

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    Written by Pauline Nabwire

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