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Kenya Women Teachers Association: Women teachers defend employer

By , People Daily Digital
Thursday, August 15th, 2019 00:00 | < 1 min read
Kewota secretary-general Benta Opande.

Kenya Women Teachers Association (Kewota) yesterday rejected a proposal to disband the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and have its functions transferred to the Ministry of Education.

Kewota secretary-general Benta Opande said TSC should continue to discharge its mandate as an independent commission.

The association was reacting to Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut)recent proposal to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) that the commission be abolished, saying it should not be allowed to employ and regulate at the same time.

But in a press conference held in Nairobi yesterday, Kewota opposed the proposal to strip TSC of its mandate which includes teacher supervision, quality assurance and overall standards assessment.

“Kewota unreservedly supports the existence of TSC as an independent commission as envisaged by founders of the union in 1968 who in their own wisdom fought for independence of TSC away from government and politics,” said Opande. 

She said as an employer, TSC is best placed to perform the teacher-monitoring role and any changes could affect the quality of teaching and education in the country. 

But in a press conference held in Nairobi yesterday, Kewota opposed the proposal to strip TSC of its mandate which includes teacher supervision, quality assurance and overall standards assessment.

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