Kenya National Union of Teachers, KNUT has rejected Teachers Service Commission’s criteria of posting primary teachers to junior Secondary School.
Teachers Service Commission deployed 31,550 Junior Secondary Teachers where 21,550 were on internship terms while 9000 in Permanent and Pensionable terms.
TSC expressed the concern of shortage of teachers in Junior Secondary, seeking to deploy Primary teachers to teach junior Secondary School.
However, Kenya National Union of Teachers, KNUT has objected the criteria by Teachers Service Commission to deploy Primary teachers to teach junior Secondary School.
KNUT want TSC to deploy Primary School Teachers to Junior Secondary on the basis of qualification rather than grades.
KNUT has argued that the requirement to have a minimum of C+ in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE if they are to teach in high school is misplaced and are demanding the role be reversed.
KNUT affirmed that those P1 Teachers with qualification to teach Secondary option with Diploma or degree in education should be promoted by TSC to teach Junior Secondary School.
However, Teachers Service Commission argued that P1 Teachers are more competent in Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) than teachers in secondary level.