Amidst the debate on the Competency Based Curriculum, the Teachers Service Commission came up with a new directive that all teachers should have fresh training every five years to refresh their certificates, lest they’re deregistered by the commission.
The commission’s secretary Nancy Macharia made the announcement that all teachers under TSC payroll should take the Teachers Professional Development program (TPD), which is accredited to be taken in any of these institutions; Kenyatta University, Riara University, Mt. Kenya University and Kenya Institute of Education Management.
Recently, Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi filed a petition challenging CBC program. He told parents and teachers that he had hearkened to their call arguing that the education system in Kenya should not be expensive, inefficient and ineffective.
After this, education CS Prof. Magoha swore to fight with them in court and ensured them he would win. Havi on Friday morning told teachers to suit themselves this time as they are called upon for the compulsory training.
It seems a section of teachers requested him to help them oppose the recent requirement for teachers by TSC. He wrote on his Facebook account,”Teachers, you left Wilson Sossion to be fought to exhaustion by the state. KNUT withdrew all the cases against the state when you replaced Sossion with a Secretary of ‘your preferred choice.’ Please, stop calling me to challenge the directive by TSC that you be trained afresh.”
Former Kenya Union of Teachers Secretary General Wilson Sossion called it quits after years of squabbles in the union. He faced a lot of resistance and attempts to be ousted out of office by KNUT members and despite putting on ha gard skin and telling them he would not resign, he gave it up on June 2020. Sossion then blamed the government for orchestrating his removal in a bid to stop him from fighting for the rights of teachers and making the union better.