Kuppet demands more promotion slots in Kisumu

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At least 761 teachers in Kisumu County have got higher job groups in the ongoing promotions by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

According to County TSC Director Dr Sam Marigat his office has since begun dispatching the letters from his office.

Speaking during a Prayer Breakfast session at Bishop Abiero Shaurimoyo Secondary School in Kisumu Central on March 20, Dr Marigat noted that his office was working round the clock to ensure the exercise is completed in time.

“We began with the teachers in job group C1 to C5, and we will move to those in D1 to D3, and then D4 to D5. Some of the letters are just waiting for signatures before they can be dispatched,” he said.

We need more

However, the area Kenya Union of Post-Primary Teachers (Kuppet) wants more promotion slots, claiming that more deserving cases were left out.

According to area Executive Secretary Zablon Awange, data from his office shows that over 1, 500 teachers in the county are due for promotion, and TSC needed to have done more.

We are happy for those who have been promoted, but we as a union, we are urging the TSC to move with speed so that by July, those who missed out get promoted

Zablon Awange

He noted that some of the teachers who missed promotion have stagnated in the same job group for a long time, a situation which creates demoralization.

“We are happy for those who have been promoted, but we as a union, we are urging the TSC to move with speed so that by July, those who missed out get promoted,” said Awange.

Bishop Abiero is one of the schools that have benefited from the promotion, with Principal Kennedy Oguta confirming that six teachers got promoted.

According to Mr Oguta, the move is a great boost to the institution at a time when it is facing transition.

“I joined this school last year when there were 34 teachers. I am glad that we now have 44 teachers, and on top of that six of them have been promoted in the ongoing promotions by TSC,” said Oguta.

Bishop Abiero Secondary School teachers during prayer breakfast meeting at the school

During the prayer breakfast meeting, Dr Marigat noted that Bishop Abiero is one of the three schools he has picked for mentorship in the county, with the target of transforming it due to its great potential.

“The school has capable teachers, and results come from teachers. I look forward to seeing transformation in this school to raise its standards,” said Dr Marigat.

According to Mr Oguta, the school which had a population of 900 students last year has grown to a student population of 1, 200.

“The school did not have a science laboratory last year, but now one is coming up, in addition to other infrastructural developments. We call upon stakeholders to join hands and help us get this school rise,” he added.

Kevine Omollo
Kevine Omollo
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