Stop intimidating teachers to invigilate KCSE exams, union tells TSC

Kisii Branch KUPPET Executive Secretary Joseph Abincha.

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has warned the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) from intimidating teachers in order to invigilate KCSE without addressing their grievances.

The Executive Secretary of the Kisii County Branch Joseph Abincha criticized TSC’s collaboration with the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) in pressuring some teachers into supervising and invigilating the ongoing KCSE examinations, disregarding their preferences.

“Some affected teachers cited reasons such as old age, while pregnant female teachers expressed concerns about the additional burden placed on them but TSC has ignored those grievances,” he revealed.

He pointed out the risk that teachers with chronic illnesses faced when away from their homes, potentially endangering their health.

Abincha further urged KNEC to reconsider its assignments and replace dissatisfied educators with recently employed, younger, and more energetic Junior Secondary School teachers.

“The affected teachers may boycott their designated examination centers unless they are relieved from these unwelcome duties,” he warned.

Abincha further stressed the importance of recognizing teachers as logical professionals who deserve to be treated with dignity, as they are the custodians of knowledge.

By Enock Okong’o

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