TSC Boss Confirms Immediate Payment Of JSS Teachers post-retooling(Ksh750 Per Day)
JSS Payment for Retooling.The Executive Secretary of the Homa Bay branch of the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) is advocating for the immediate compensation of Junior Secondary School (JSS) teachers after their retooling efforts.
Mr. Stephen Yogo has emphasized the union’s strong support for capacity building, as it plays a pivotal role in enabling teachers to excel in their roles.
He stressed the need for the organization responsible for funding these retooling exercises to ensure that teachers are paid promptly, eliminating prolonged delays in their compensation.
Approximated Number For Retooling
The retooling initiative is set to impact approximately 56,000 JSS teachers who are being retrained to adapt to the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) and Competency Based Assessment (CBA).
It’s important to note that this retraining program is specifically aimed at newly hired JSS teachers, rather than those who were previously employed in primary schools.
JSS Payment for Retooling
A memorandum issued on September 26 by the Commission identified the specific categories of teachers to undergo training.These categories includes:
- Technical subjects.
The training for grade 7 teachers began on October 9 and is scheduled to conclude on October 13, 2023, with Master Trainer and Trainer of Trainers (TOT) training commencing earlier.
Kuppet Plans to Conserve Environment
In a notable move towards environmental conservation, KUPPET has expressed its intention to plant trees in selected Homa Bay schools.
These schools will be recognized as “KUPPET Forests,” emphasizing the union’s commitment to sustainability and the protection of the environment.
Furthermore, the teacher training initiative aligns with the placement of 18,000 intern teachers in junior secondary schools by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
This placement was conducted at the end of August and the beginning of September, creating a cohesive approach to enhancing the quality of education in junior secondary schools.
CBC Writing Assessment Dates
This training program coincides with the upcoming national writing assessment for seventh-grade students, scheduled for October.
Schools now have access to the assessments, which can be downloaded, printed, and administered to students.
This comprehensive effort underlines the commitment to improving the educational landscape and the quality of teaching in the region.