The Teachers Service Commission has hit back at Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion for referring to the institution as rogue. Commissioner Saadia Abdi said the teachers’ employer operates in an open-door policy, is not a rogue and loves its employees. On Tuesday, Sossion blamed unnamed persons at TSC saying they are abusing the independence of the commission to craft policies that are stressing teachers.
“The independence of TSC is not the independence of an individual. It is for the independence of teachers of this great nation. Since 2015, we have seen over 82 circulars that are very difficult to implement,” Sossion said on Tuesday. But Abdi said the policies that Sossion complained about are in line with the development of education sector in Kenya.
The officer was representing TSC chairperson Lydia Nzomo at the 14th Kenya Primary School Heads Association conference in Mombasa. “Policies are normally made to regulate, to improve, to set standards and to set a pace for the future of any institution,” she said. She said TSC will continue coming up with new policies to make sure its employees are happy. TSC and Knut are expected to meet on August 21 over the issues of mass transfer of school heads (delocalisation).