KUPPET Orders TSC To Suspend TPD Training program until a legal framework to oversee its implementation is created.
Kuppet Orders the Teacher Service Commission to suspend Teachers Professional Development (TPD) training which was launched early last week by Commission.
During the launch, TSC boss Dr Nancy Macharia said the programme is a great milestone in the teaching profession.
Dr Macharia went ahead and said that teachers will have to undergo training after every 5 years for 30 years to renew their professional certificates or else risk losing their job.
However, the programme has received a massive rejection from the majority of teachers across the country.
The majority of the teachers have seen the TPD as a punitive program imposed on them by employer and is not meant to benefit them at long last.
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) chairperson and Emuhaya Member of Parliament Omboko Milemba has today delivered good news to the teachers after taking a bold move to ask TSC to suspend the programme.
According to Omboko Milemba, TSC should suspend the program until a legal framework is formulated to oversee its implementation.
The union also want TSC to meet all cost that will be incurred during the training and not the individual teachers.
“TSC should consider suspending the Teacher professional development program until a legal framework to oversee its implementation is formulated,” Kuppet Chairman Omboko Milemba said.
Teachers have received the step that Kuppet has taken to reject the program overwhelmingly with hopes that something good is going to come out of it.
On the same note, former Education PS Professor James Ole Kiyiapi faulted TSC about the training. He said that TSC should rethink further specialized training and proposed that TSC should deploy trainers to train teachers in blocks within their counties instead of few institutions that have been selected.