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TSC’s Ksh.6000 Annual TPD Fee Faces Opposition From Teachers

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TSC's Ksh.6000 Annual TPD Fee Faces Opposition From Teachers

TSC’s Ksh.6000 Annual TPD Fee Faces Opposition From Teachers
Teachers are fighting a move by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to charge them Sh6,000 for annual professional training, a decision made earlier this year after the commission reached an agreement with four institutions.
Kenyatta University, Riara University (KU), Mount Kenya University (MKU), and the Kenya Education Management Institute (Kemi) were chosen to train teachers, with the program set to begin in December of this year.
The main spectacle, however, was Wilson Sossion’s unceremonious resignation as secretary-general of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT).
Sossion announced his departure from KNUT, accompanied only by his family, to pursue other interests. He resigned only a day before the election, and Collins Oyuu was elected to replace him.
KNUT Reaffirms Support For TPD
The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has officially announced its support for mandatory retraining of teachers despite strong opposition from teachers.
Collins Oyuu, the secretary-general of Knut, reiterated the importance of employer training and development, noting that many false claims have surrounded the recently launched program.
To quell the ongoing opposition, Oyuu has challenged TSC to provide information on the retraining program.
“There’s a lot that is being said about the teacher professional development some say that the teachers will be required to travel for the training, this is not entirely true,” Oyuu said.
He called for stakeholder engagement and the Teachers Service Commission to work together to resolve the program’s issues.
The TPD Programme
TSC launched the TPD programme on September 22nd, a new module that will see public school teachers renew their professional certificates every 5 years.

TSC's Ksh.6000 Annual TPD Fee Faces Opposition From Teachers

TSC’s Ksh.6000 Annual TPD Fee Faces Opposition From Teachers
Teachers will now part with about 6 000 shillings every year for a six-year professional training in order to be issued with a professional teaching certificate apart from what they acquired in university.
The teaching certificate will be renewed after every five years. TSC chief executive officer Nancy Macharia said the aim is to make teaching in the country be run and managed like other professions such as law and engineering. 
TSC said it will employ innovative assessment strategies such as reflective journals, portfolios and presentations to carry out the program.
At the end of each module teachers who are successful will have their teaching certificates renewed after every five years. 
TSC says teachers who fail to train will have licences revoked. Macharia stated that the move is intended to improve Kenyan teachers’ professional standards as well as keep them up to date on emerging trends in the education sector.
TPD, she explained, is a life-long learning program divided into six hierarchical competency levels, with each level taking five years to complete.
“At the end of each module, successful teachers will have their teaching certificates renewed after every five years,” she said.
Macharia stated that in order to participate in this program, every teacher registered with the commission will be required to identify and register with one of the accredited service providers.
She urged teachers to embrace it, claiming that it benefits them in line with its goals.
Teachers Pressure Group (TPG) Calls Union Leaders To Resign
According to Martha Omollo, a spokesperson for the Kenya National Teachers Pressure Group, Kuppet and Knut officials have failed to protect members from the “punitive” Teacher Professional Development (TPD).
A meeting by the Teachers Pressure Group (TPG) aimed at discussing TPD in Nairobi was disrupted by those who said they had been ordered to do so.
A group of roughly five men dressed in T-shirts similar to those worn by TPG members stormed the Professional Centre near the Parliament Building in Nairobi, ordering the teachers to disperse.
The five claimed they were sent to disperse the teachers by a “Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) official.”
 “This meeting must end now, this business has to stop immediately,” shouted the leader of the group as he grabbed the TPG’s banner.  
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and Knut were accused of intimidation by TPG members.
Teachers thought to be members of the Kenya National Teachers Pressure Group were transferred by the commission.
Ms. Eva Muchemi was transferred from Nairobi to Narok, while Fanuel Ambole was transferred from Machakos to Tana River. Ms. Ann Wanyoike was relocated to Kitui from Nairobi.
Jane Gitonga, Betsy Mitema, Julius Aloo, and Kinyua Mwangi were also affected. More than ten more teachers are said to have received transfer letters.
Teachers, on the other hand, have claimed that the transfers were intended to scare and pressure them into quiet.
The transfer came only days after Martha Omollo, the TPG’s spokesperson, was transferred from Nairobi’s Mowlem Supaloaf Primary School to Trans Nzoia County.
After being transferred from Nairobi, Omollo, who was fighting for reforms and better working conditions for her colleagues, cried out over what she thought was an unfair relocation.
Universities Welcomes Teachers For TPD
Riara, Mount Kenya, and Kenyatta University have all stated that they are ready to begin training tomorrow.
The program, which was supposed to begin today, has been postponed until tomorrow, December 28th, at 8:30 a.m.
The three universities have stated that they are prepared to handle the TPD classes, which will be delivered via online webinars.
Some teachers have objected to Mount Kenya’s decision, which initially allowed sh. 1,000 for registration and the rest payable ‘polepole’ for a period of twelve months.
The registration fee has since been raised. Teachers must now pay a registration fee of Sh. 4,000.
Riara University, on the other hand, allows teachers to pay sh. 500 for registration and the rest over a twelve-month period.
The current training will take place online and will last four days, beginning on December 28th and ending on December 31st.
Teachers will first enrol in an Introductory Module that will last one year, from December 2021 to December 2022.
The Introductory Module, which begins in December, will be delivered via an online webinar, with some institutions requiring teachers to download the Zoom app from the Google Play store.
Teachers will pay a yearly capacity building fee of sh. 6,000 to TPD service providers. Most service providers have spread the fee to reduce the financial burden on teachers.

TSC's Ksh.6000 Annual TPD Fee Faces Opposition From Teachers

TSC’s Ksh.6000 Annual TPD Fee Faces Opposition From Teachers
In 2016, the Commission implemented Performance Contracting for Institutional Heads and Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD) for teachers, with the goal of strengthening curriculum implementation and accountability in resource utilization to improve learning outcomes.
Teacher unions had previously urged the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to recall the performance appraisal tools, claiming that the exercise had caused teachers anxiety.
There were also concerns that the tool could be used to target teachers for promotion and unfairly blame them for poor performance. Macharia, on the other hand, stated that the quality of education has improved since the implementation of TPAD.

TSC OFFICIAL LIST OF TPD TRAINING CENTRES FOR TEACHERS PER COUNTY

BARINGO COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES
– Kenya School Of Government
– KEFRI
– Marigat Secondary School
– Baringo North
– Aiyebo High School
– Family Life Centre
– Koibatek Farmer’s
– Koibatek Farmer’s
– Baringo High School
– AFRICA INLAND CHURCH.
– Chemolingot High School
– World Vision Hall
– 12.Mogotio Girls Secondary Hall
BARINGO COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Nixon Lolgisoi – 0722-620557, [email protected]
BOMET COUNTY CONFIRMED TRAINING CENTRES
– AGC LONGISA
– Bhakita Conference Hall
– Tenwek Boarding primary
– AIC ngererit
– AIC sotik church
– Moi siongiroi girls secondary
– imara siongiroi academy
BOMET COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Ishmael Kipruto
0723406130
[email protected]
BUNGOMA COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES
– St. Monica Bukokholo Girls Sec. School
– Our Lady of Merch Chebukaka Girls Sec. School
– Cheptais Boys High School
– St. Joseph Nyalondo Boys High School
– Mitua Girls Sec. School
– Maliki Boys Sec. School
– Moi Girls High School Kamusinga
– St. Teresa’s Kabola Boys Sec. School
– Kenya Red Cross Bungoma County
BUNGOMA COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Dr. Nabiswa Ferdinand
0710-414943
[email protected]
BUSIA COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES
– Masinde Muliro University – Budalangi Campus
– Masinde Muliro University – Butula Campus
– KNUT – Teso Branch
– Nambale Boys
BUSIA COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Dr. Odhiambo Elijah
0722-956244
[email protected]

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ELGEYO-MARAKWET COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES

– Moi Girls Kapsowar
– Kapcherop Girls
– Kessup girls
– Kaptum Secondary School
– Kaptagat Girls
– Kipsaos Boys
ELGEYO MARAKWET COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Luka Kipng’etich Kimorgok – 0720-987205, [email protected]
EMBU COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES
– Kenya School of Government – Embu Campus
– Makawani Vocational Training Centre
– ACK Trinity Church
– Pride of Mbeere Wonderland Lodge
– Kangaru Boys (Manyatta sub-County)
– Mbiruri High (Runyenjes sub-County)
– Siakago Boys (Mbeere North)
– Kiritiri CDF Hall (Mbeere South)
– Kigari Teachers Training College
– D.E.B Nthambo Primary school
– St. Ursula
– ACK Kagaari primary school
– Consolata Girls
– The light House Academy
EMBU COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Benedette Nduta – 0724330265, [email protected]
GARISSA COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES
– Garissa High School
– Modagashe Secondary School
– North Eastern National Polytechnic
PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Olad I. Farah – 0726-444014, [email protected]
HOMA BAY COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES
– Agoro Sare Mixed Sec. School
– Gendia High School
– Kobara Sec. School
– Sen. Otieno Kajwang High School
– Tom Mboya High School
– Odhiambo Rambo Sec. School
– Otange Mixed Sec. School
– Ringa Boys High School Homabay
– Homabay High School
– Ogande Girls High School
– Asumbi Girls High School
– Orero Boys High School
– Nyandiwa Sec. School
– St. Gabriel’s Girls High School
– Waondo Sec
– Father Tillen Sec
– Ratanga Boys High
– Mirogi Girls High
– Wiobiero Sec
– Lala Mixed
– Kachieng Sec
– Ringa Girls
– Wangapala Boys
– Oriwo Boys
– Kobila Sec
HOMA BAY COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Dr. Paul Ogenga
0716-124093
[email protected]
ISIOLO COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES
– Isiolo Boys high School
– St. Paul kiwanjani
– Bulesa day secondary school
– Merti Muslim girls
– Uaso secondary
ISIOLO COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Susan Laimaru – 0721-360321, [email protected]
KITUI COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES
IKUTHA: Midhills Academy, Ikutha Primary
KATULANI: Maranatha School, Katulani Primary
KISASI: Merrylad Academy
KITUI CENTRAL: Stellamaris Academy, Central Primary
KITUI WEST: Potters House Academy, Kauwi Primary
KYUSO: St.Mary’s-Kandiwa, Kyuso Primary
LOWER YATTA: Angelica Academy-Kiusyani
MATINYANI: St. Bakhita, Matinyani Deb Primary
MUMONI: Victory Katse Academy, Katse Prmary
MUTITO: Bethel Academy Kyamatu
MUTOMO: St.Christophers School
MWINGI CENTRAL: Kanginga Oasis Academy
MWINGI EAST: Precious Moments School
MWINGI WEST: Migwani Tumaini Academy, Nguutani Primary
NZAMBANI: Nzambani Primary
TSEIKURU: Mama Malia Girls High School
KAJIADO COUNTY CONFIRMED TRAINING CENTRES
– CITAM – Kiserian
– CITAM – Ngong
– Africa Inland Church, Ngong Hills
– St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Kiserian
– AIC Ongata Rongai School
– Acacia Park School – Ongata Rongai
– Namanga Masai Hotel
– Tom and Jerry School
– Africa Inland Church Conference Hall
– Hekima Education Centre
KAJIADO COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Alfer Lempaine
0723-292232
0736 017 917
[email protected]
[email protected]
KAKAMEGA COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES
– Masinde Muliro University
– Matioli High School
– Shamberere Boys Sec. School
– Tande Sec. School
– Bishop Sulumeti Sec. School
– Lugari Boys Sec. School
– Chebuyus Sec. School
– Bushiri Sec. School
– Nangili Girls Sec. School
– Matunda High School
– Matoli Sec. School
– Masinde Muliro University
– Musali Primary School
– Eregi Mixed Primary School
– St. Mary’s Mukumu Girls Boarding Primary School
– Shibuye Girls Boarding Primary School
– Muslim Boys Sec. School
– Musanda Sec. School
– Koyonzo Sec. School
– Matungu SDA Sec. School
– Lubinu Boys Sec. School
– St. Teresa Bumini Khwisero
– Khwisero Sec. School
– Ekambuli Mixed Sec. School
– Butere Boys Sec. School
– Buchenya Girls Sec. School
KAKAMEGA COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Dr. Issah kweyu
0723951933
[email protected]
KERICHO COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES IN SIX SUB COUNTIES
– Taita Towett High School
– Tengecha Boys High School
– KerichoTea High School
– Kipsigis Girls High School
– Litein Boys High School
– Chilchila Secondary school
– Londiani Boys High School
– Sosiot Girls High school
– Moi Kipsitet Girls High school
– Londiani Boys High
KERICHO COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Prof. Bernard Rop
0743-900302
[email protected]
[email protected]

KIAMBU COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES

– St. Francis Primary School – Mangu
– Githunguri Primary School – Ruiru
– Ruiru Boys Secondary
– Kiambu High School
– Kiambu Primary School
– Mangu High School
– St. Patricks School – Thika
– Chania Girls High School – Thika
– Komothai Girls High School – Githunguri
– Kuriaiha Primary School
– Thotogo Teachers Training Centre
– Lari Boys High School
– Senior Chief Koinange Girls High School
– Kirangari High School
– Limuru Girls School
– Muhoho High School
– St. John’s Teachers Training College Kilimambogo
– Bright star school
KIAMBU COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
John Mbuthi – 0722-807997, [email protected]
Anne Gichohi – 0722-341200, [email protected]
Josephine Muritu – 0722816327, [email protected]
KILIFI COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES
– Bahari Girls Secondary School
– Ganze Girls Secondary School
– Kombeni Girls Secondary School
– St. Johns Girls Secondary School
– St. Thomas Girls Secondary School
– Barani Secondary School
KILIFI COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Kessy Khamadi – 0725921700, [email protected]

Debate On TPD Gains Momentum as teachers threaten to protest

Debate On TPD Gains Momentum as teachers threaten to protest

KIRINYAGA COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES

– St. Augustine Mwea Boys High School
– ACK Rukenya Church
– Kagio Catholic Church
– Akili DEV Centre
– Kiamutugu Boys High School
– Bethany House
– Sagana All Saints Academy
– Baricho Boys High School
– ACK St. Thomas Cathedral Kerugoya
– Kagumo Catholic Parish
– Kerugoya Girls or Catholic Hall
– Wang’uru Girls or CCS Hall
– Kianyaga Boys secondary
– Baricho Boys Secondary
KIRINYAGA COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Roseline Miano – 0722-152065, [email protected]
KISII COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES
– Kisii Central – Kisii school
– Kitutu central – St Patrick’s Mosocho
– Gucha – Tendere High
– Etago – St Linus Etago
– Masaba south- Nyanturago high
– Nyamache- Nyamache boys
– Sameta – Sameta boys
– Gucha south- nduru boys
– Kisii south-Itierio boys sec
– Kenyenya Magenta boys sec.
– Marani Entanda sec
KISII COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Grace Kwamboka Rasugu
0722-304661
[email protected]
Mr. Peter Bundi Kimwomi
[email protected]
KISUMU COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES
– Citam Schools – Kisumu
– Kanyamedha Mixed Sec. School
– Kasagam Sec. School
– Thurdibuoro Sec. School
– Tom Mboya Labour College
– Chulaimbo Boys High School
– Kisumu Polytechnic
– Kisumu Girls High School
– Kasagam High School
– Buolo Sec School
– Ngere High School
– St. Barnabas Girls
– Achego Girls
– Muhoroni High School
– Ahero Multipurpose Hall
– St. Agnes Education Centre
– Nyabondo High School
KISUMU COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Dr. Teresa Okoth
0721-984083
[email protected]
KWALE COUNTY TRAINING CENTRES
– Kenya School of Government – Matuga Campus
– Golini Primary School
– Kenya Red Cross Society Training Centre
– Kidcare Kenya Lunga Lunga
– Kinango CDF Hall
– Kinango Primary School
– Kwale High School
– Lunga Lunga Primary School
– Lunga Lunga Secondary School
– Ministry of Public Service Hall
– Msambweni Primary School
– Marianist Technical Institute Ukunda
KWALE COUNTY PROGRAM COORDINATORS
Joel Nyanje- 0742989053, [email protected]
Nicholas Njagi – 0724875297, [email protected]

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