During the launch of the Association of Alumni Communities of Kenya at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said the Teachers Service Commission would honour the agreement.
About 300 teachers who are members of the Isiolo Teachers' Sacco have threatened to sue its employees who are implicated in the loss of Sh77 million.
The teachers, who accused some sacco employees of fraudulently obtaining the amount, leaving its coffers dry, have threatened to withdraw from the sacco.
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Isiolo branch Secretary Mwiti Gichunge said though a tribunal and an inquiry committee had been formed to investigate the suspected fraud in 2015, no action has been taken.
A network of fraudsters has been stealing the identities of teachers and obtaining bank loans in Kiambu and Nyeri counties.
This was revealed after atwo women were arrested at the TSC offices in Kiambu last week seeking the processing of a Sh. 1.5 million loan using stolen personal details of a teacher. The two women had sought for the loan from a bank branch in Limuru using details of a teacher at Muchatha Primary School.
EDUCATION Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has cautioned universities against admitting unqualified students, especially politicians who he said are keen to acquire certificates ahead of the next General Election.
“I am aware that the political season is here with us again and politicians are running to our institutions to obtain papers in the shortest time possible,” said Dr Matiang’i.
He went on: “Kindly note that all students admitted into your programmes must meet the minimum admission requirements and contact hours for teaching.”
FAKE EXAM PAPERS!
Police in Rongo have arrested a man alleged to have been peddling fake KCPE Exam Papers to schools and residents.
Geoffrey Ngonje a teacher at Alpha Academy was arrested after ANOTHER teacher informed the police. According to Rongo OCPD Jonathan Kisaka, Ngoje, who has been selling the papers at 2,000 shilllings per exam, was caught trying to persuade a student to have her parent buy a fake English paper.
The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Tuesday struck a deal that will see the entry level into the teaching profession upgraded.
This will see more than 100,000 teachers promoted following the phasing out of the P1 entry grade in an agreement reached between the teachers’ employer and their union representatives.
At the end of two days of deliberations at a Naivasha hotel, the two parties emerged with a negotiated deal that also covers a salary increment for the teachers.
Although teachers are today keeping their fingers crossed hoping for a deal that will give them a 300 per cent basic salary increase, the reality is that they are likely to be offered much lower than that when their union leaders meet TSC officials.
When the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) met Teachers Service Commission (TSC) officials two weeks ago, the employer asked them for more time to examine their demands for the next Collective Bargaining Agreement which will come into force next year.