A teachers’ union has escalated a feud with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) by burning performance appraisal documents meant for teachers. Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) officials set on fire Teachers Performance and Appraisal Development (TPAD) forms to show their anger over TSC’s failure to promote teachers.
Donkey is tired
Speaking at the Chepkoilel Knut branch annual general meeting, the union’s acting First Vice Chairman, Collins Oyuu, told teachers to reject performance management because they were “trained to teach and are not clerks”. “Teachers have decided that the donkey is tired. Teachers are always in cyber cafes filling the forms instead of teaching. We shall burn all of them across the country until TSC abolishes it,” he said as the forms went up in flames. He was accompanied by Chepkoilel Knut branch Executive Secretary Sammy Bor. Mr Oyuu noted that the policy was introduced solely by TSC without consulting the union. “TSC should withdraw the forms immediately for sanity to prevail,” he added.