The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has refuted claims made by the tutors’ union boss Wilson Sossion over promotions, terming them as mere propaganda. TSC head of communications Kihumba Kamotho said no promises were made to the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) officials regarding promotions during a recent meeting.
“With regard to the August 23 meeting, the commission has pronounced itself without ambiguity. The position still remains,” Mr Kamotho said. According to the TSC spokesperson, Mr Sossion is misleading teachers, adding that no agreement has been reached for the promotion of more than 30,000 teachers.
“The commission wishes to restate that it has not made any promises to Knut on promotion of 30,000 teachers or any other number. In fact, as of now, there are no due promotions that are pending,” Mr Kamotho said in an earlier statement. The TSC says teachers should ignore Knut’s directive and should continue with their appraisals. The commission has, however, not issued any directions regarding the controversial delocalisation programmme.