Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) national Woman Representative Ms. Jacinta Ndegwa, has opposed the appraisal of teachers by their employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
Ms. Ndegwa urged teachers in the Coast region to be wary of the appraisal, saying the Teachers Service Commission was only concerned with burdening teachers with unnecessary demands instead of addressing their plight.
Speaking in Kwale County, during the Matuga KNUT branch elections at Kwale School for the Deaf, Ms. Ndegwa accused TSC of dragging its feet on the teachers pay rise issue, despite President Uhuru Kenyatta’s intervention in the matter.
She dismissed the increment of allowances as insignificant, saying teachers wanted higher basic pay as calculation of pension is based on basic pay.
“The allowances do not mean much to our members’ welfare as what matters to them most is the 50-60 percent salary increment which they have been agitating for,” said Ms. Ndegwa.
The official also called upon the TSC to fast-track the promotion of teachers saying majority of them had stagnated on one job group for far too long thus affecting their morale.
By James Muchai