• April 14, 2024
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Stop Calling Me to Challenge Directive By TSC – Havi Tells Teachers

Stop Calling Me to Challenge Directive By TSC – Havi Tells Teachers

Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi has declined a call by teachers to move to court and challenge a directive by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) requiring them to undergo fresh training.

TSC directed teachers to undergo fresh training and renew their certificates as announced on Wednesday September 22 by the TSC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nancy Macharia.

In a statement, Havi accused the teachers of being treated to their own medicine after kicking out the former Secretary General of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), Wilson Sossion who according to Havi stood for the teacher’s rights.

File image of LSK President Nelson Havi. |Photo| Courtesy|

“Teachers, you left Wilson Sossion to be fought to exhaustion by the state,” said Havi .“KNUT withdrew all cases against the state when you replaced Sossion with a Secretary of ‘your preferred choice’. Please, stop calling me to challenge the directive by Teachers Service Commission (TSC) that you be trained afresh.,” he added.

Despite the fact that Havi has already gone to court to challenge the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), he advised the teachers to look for another solution to their plight indicating that he’s not the person to wrestle with the government.

According to the new directives, all teachers should have their certificates renewed after five every years and the the training to be offered under the Teacher Professional Development Program.

Moreover, the said training will take place in six modules at a cost of Ksh6000 each. According to Macharia, the plan is to ensure that teachers are accorded respect as other high valued careers like doctors while keeping up with the professional trends. F

urthermore, the training will be done by four institutions that have been vetted, certified and contracted by the teachers’ employer which are; Kenyatta University, Riara University, Mount Kenya University, and Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI).

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