TSC TPD MODULES WILL BE ROLLED OUT AFTER CONSULTATIONS WITH KEY PLAYERS SAYS TSC
TSC TPD MODULES, KUPPET AND KNUT’S TAKE
TSC head of communications Beatrice Wababu in a statement has assured teachers that the rollout of Teacher Professional Development modules, TPD will be done after consultations with all key players, KUPPET and KNUT.
According to Ms Wababu, the modalities of TPD programmes are still being developed.
She further added that the Teachers Service Commission, TSC is aware of the existing Labour Court order stopping the implementation of TPD modules as they are not in line with TSC code of regulations.
She said that the implementation of TPD modules will only be undertaken after the requirements stipulated by the court have been met.
KUPPET AND KNUT’S TAKE
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) and the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT)
have opposed the move by TSC to roll out TPD modules saying the Commission failed to involve them in the process of developing them.
According to KNUT Secretary General Mr Wilson, Sossion KNUT strongly feels that the upcoming TPD modules will alter the terms and conditions of service for TSC teachers.
Therefore, the Commission should fully engage KNUT before rolling out the TPD modules.
Besides, Mr Sossion said that TPD programmes should not be used as a level playground to replace certificates, diplomas, degrees, masters degrees and PhD qualifications.