The chairman teachers Service Commission Jamleck Muturi.
Teachers Service Commission is Constitutionally mandated to register, hire, promote, tranfer and excecise discilplinary control over teachers.
Dr Nzomo retired in December last year having completed her six-year non-renewable term.
The new Chairman has already outlined what he intends to do at the commission in his six year term.
While answering the question on expected deliverables during his term in Office, Dr Muturi listed four deliverables in his tenure. They included:
1 Full automation of teachers data and the commission's Services,
2 Enhancing consultations with the Ministry of education, teachers' unions and other stakeholders to create harmony and sound relations,
3 Strength research department to get proper data to guide in budgeting and
4 Create Kenya school of teachers to cater for teachers' needs.
On the establishment of Kenya school of teachers, Dr Muturi seems to borrow a leaf from the Kenya school of law.
"Just like other proffessionals like lawyers teachers should undergo post graduate training to improve Service delivery" he told MPs as quoted by the Standard.
If he goes on and effects his thoughts, teachers' unions are likely to protest as this may make it very expensive to become a teacher when the returns aren't promising.
Currently, the commission has already abolished p1 certificates in favour of Diplomas meaning that all future primary school teachers will be diploma holders.
The commission too has a plan to roll out TPD modules that will see teachers update their knowledge throughout their teaching careers at their costs.
All this may not be received well by teachers who are highly demotivated given the law salaries and allowances they earn.
The promise of a new CBA 2021-2025 is in limbo after treasury failed to factor in funding citing difficulties in obtaining enough money in the next financial year.
This leaves classroom teachers very demoralised given that the last CBA they got very little. Therefore telling them to upgrade their studies under this circumstances will be ill informed.
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