Crisis looms in JSS in Bomet as teachers vow to stay away next week

JSS teachers protest in Bomet town yesterday. They have vowed not to go to school until they are confirmed as permanent and pensionable employees of TSC.

Learning could be paralyzed in Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Bomet next week if teachers’ ongoing demonstrations are anything to go by.

The teachers are protesting delayed confirmation as permanent and pensionable, arguing that serving on internship is against the TSC Act.

Speaking in Bomet town after staging peaceful protests, they hit out at the government, accusing it of neglecting them.

Led by Wildred Bett and Valentine Jepleting, they said the Ksh17,000 monthly salary is insufficient and they must be well remunerated.

“Ksh17,000 salary is too little considering the country’s current economy. Some of us work in very remote areas where we have to spend a lot of money on travel. Our families also rely on us, hence we must be well remunerated,” said Jepleting.

The teachers want the government to confirm and compensate them immediately, vowing to stay put until their demands are fully met.

“JSS teachers are well trained and qualified but we are wondering why they are mistreated. There is nothing like internship in the TSC Act and therefore we demand that we be compensated and confirmed with immediate effect, failure to which we will not go back to school on Monday,” added Jepleting.

Similar threats have been issued by their colleagues in Nandi County who are demanding that TSC honours a court ruling directing it to confirm them on permanent and pensionable terms.

KUPPET Executive Secretary Paul Rotich lamented that politicians have been dishing out employment letters, lashing out at TSC for failing on its mandate.


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By Kimutai Lang’at

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