Teachers unions want the County education directors to start work
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The executive secretary for the Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT for Nandi county Mr. Steven Misoi and the National executive council member for KNUT Mr. Josphat Serem in a past function.
KUPPET and KNUT have called on Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to let the newly appointed County Education Directors to start working immediately.
KUPPET National Vice Chairman Julius Korir and KNUT National Trustee Boniface Tenai jointly said that it was not enough for TSC to make public the successful candidates saying that they should be allowed to execute their duties immediately.
Korir argued that TSC have a tendency of delaying execution of duties through its “complicated and unnecessarily long processes” that do not augur well with education sector.
He said that teachers were satisfied with the hiring of the directors but were doubtful if their duties would be felt soon.
“Teachers fear that they may be delayed for several months instead of letting those directors work immediately,” Korir said.
He said that the appointment of the directors was a relief to teachers who have been complaining of being mishandled by education officers who knew little in the domain.
“Teachers have confidence that the appointed directors have adequate knowledge in the education sector unlike in the past where we had officials who had questionable credentials,” he told West Fm in Kapsabet town.
Tenai, who is also Nandi East and Tindiret KNUT Branch executive secretary, added that the hiring of the directors was welcome but expressed doubt if they were likely to start working soon.
“We are hoping that they would start their duties soon. TSC should direct them as soon as possible so that performance in the education sector can be improved further,” he said.
At the same time Nandi county KNUT Chairman Abraham Misoi also called on TSC to let the directors commence their work.
TSC had recently publicized a list of 47 names of successful County Education Directors, one per every county who are expected to commence their work soon.