KUPPET Defends TSC Amid Mounting Pressure on Teacher Insecurity in Insecure Regions

According to the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet), the increasing incidences of teacher insecurity in some areas extend beyond the Teachers Service Commission’s jurisdiction. 

With tens of teachers in Baringo and North Eastern seeking transfers from unfriendly regions, the union has urged the Ministry of Interior to handle the matter immediately. 

Tens of instructors in North Eastern have refused to return to work in recent years, and growing insecurity has forced the closure of some schools in Baringo.

In the past, terrorist and bandit attacks have killed some teachers and maimed others, instilling fear in the teaching community.

While committing to safeguard teachers, KUPPET Secretary General Akelo Misori used the term “escalating insecurity” to describe the seriousness of the situation.

He stated that they have addressed the problem with several government agencies. 

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“We are aware of the insecurity challenges facing our teachers’ mainly in Northern Kenya and Baringo, and we are engaging the Ministry of Interior on the same,” he went on to say.

Speaking in Naivasha, Akelo underlined the union’s worry about the delayed pension payments for retiring teachers, as well as the bureaucracy involved in processing them. 

He stated that they had approached TSC, which had agreed to collaborate with the Department of Pensions on administrative steps to expedite the pension.

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“We are committed to working with Parliament on amending the People Living with Disability Act, which requires teachers living with disabilities to renew certificates every five years,” he went on to say. 

At the same time, Akelo stated that they had petitioned the commission over teachers working in administrative positions without salary. 

KUPPET Defends TSC Amid Mounting Pressure on Teacher Insecurity in Insecure Regions

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