Be fair, professional in hiring of tutors, Kuppet chair tells TSC

Friday, January 6th, 2023 07:00 | By
Emuhaya MP Omboko Milemba. PHOTO/Courtesy.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) should apply professionalism in the ongoing teachers recruitment and not succumb to political influence, Emuhaya MP Omboko Milemba has said.

Milemba, who is also Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) national chairman said teachers who deserve to be employed are likely to miss out the slots if recruitment is hijacked by politicians.

He asked TSC to be fair and give teachers who graduated years ago first priority before going for those who left colleges recently.

According to him, there are teachers who graduated in 2012 who are still unemployed.

“I appeal to TSC to be very professional in the ongoing recruitment of teachers and should not be influenced by politicians. If they leave the exercise to politicians, then they are likely to mess it up by denying deserving applicants a chance. I ask politicians to keep off and leave TSC to do its work,” said Milemba during a press conference in Emuhaya.

He said Kuppet is monitoring the recruitment exercise to ensure it is implemented smoothly.

 Boosting morale

The chairman also  asked TSC to effect promotion of teachers who have stagnated in the same job group for long time.

“TSC should also promote our teachers who have stagnated in the same job group for long time. Promotion will boost the working morale of teachers,” said Milemba.

Elsewhere, Kitutu Masaba MP, Clive Gisairo Ombane has challenged Form Four leavers to join Technical and Vocational Training Colleges (TVET), which he said will empower them economically.

According to Ombane, the students are assured of empowerment in TVET colleges with the necessary knowledge and skills in a short time and subsequently get a good income.

 “I urge our youth to change and discard the negative attitudes which they have towards TVET colleges. Do your deep research and you will realise that TVET colleges are the best way to go,” he told the youths at Amabuko village in his constituency.

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