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TSC to meet MPs over controversial teachers’ promotions criteria

TSC scheduled to meet MPs to shed light on the controversial teachers’ promotions criteria.

Today, commissioners from the teachers’ employer-TSC are anticipated to testify before Parliament to address the contentious promotion of teachers.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will be questioned for the second time in less than a week about why thousands of teachers have remained in the same position for many years.

The TSC was threatened with a surcharge last week by the National Assembly Education committee for failing to promote 15,522 instructors and find 5,000 interns despite funding being put out for these purposes.

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Members of the National Assembly committee on Education led by Tinderet MP Julius Melly said the teachers who missed out on the promotions stood to suffer as their failure to move to new job groups would have a bearing on their pension.

“This is a very serious issue that we are not going to sweep under the carpet, what are you going to do with these people who have already retired? Who is going to pay these teachers who have retired, you will soon retire and I am hoping that you will not suffer like you have made these teachers suffer,” said Melly.

TSC Chief Executive Nancy Macharia was taken to task to explain why it took long for teachers to be promoted.

But she went on to say that the reason for the delays was a jam-packed calendar that prevented them from doing the exercise.

The MPs deemed it unfortunate that, despite the government setting aside funds for the endeavor, TSC had not upheld its end of the deal by failing to promote teachers and hire new employees.

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