KNUT begins audit of recent teacher promotions to unearth flaws

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The SG has ordered an audit into the recent teacher promotions that raised questions of integrity of the process.

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has started auditing the recent promotions of 36,505 teachers which kicked up a storm that it was marred with irregularities.

In a circular dated March 6, 2024, the union Secretary General (SG) Collins Oyuu instructed all the 110 KNUT Branch Executive Secretaries countrywide to start compiling data on the teachers’ promotion status in every zone.

Oyuu has further instructed them to ensure they further collect hard copy written complaints from affected teachers and forward the information to the union headquarters on or before March 11, 2024.

“We have noted with concerns that there is so much complaint on this issue after release of the results. The purpose of this communication is to request you to compile data on the above issue as per Zone in your Branch,” said Oyuu.

Dr Nancy Macharia, TSC CEO. The commission has been accused of underhand dealings in the recent teacher promotions.

“This information should reach the Head Office by Monday March 11, 2024 before you proceed to the Nakuru meeting. In addition and most importantly, collect hard copy written complaints by the same teachers and forward to this office as confirmation of the same,” added Oyuu.

The communication comes few days after the union faulted the commission regarding the promotions, with Oyuu noting that publishing the tutors’ TSC numbers without indicating how many were promoted in every grade and region is questionable.

“We are totally disgusted with what has been rolled out. Our attention has been drawn to several complaints from teachers regarding which criteria were used in the interviews to award promotions. We are demanding an immediate response or call a meeting with us to address this issue,” said Oyuu.

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