KNUT To Join TSC In Launching Countrywide TPD Sensitization

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and the kenya national union of teachers (KNUT) have agreed to jointly launch a sensitization programme on Teacher Professional Development (TPD) program.

This follows a revelation by Knut secretary general, Collins Oyuu, after KNUT and TSC recently held a series of meetings in Naivasha.

According to Oyuu, Knut has agreed with TSC to launch a sensitization programme for teachers to embrace the TPD training programme.

KNUT, which currently boasts of over 115,000 members, maintains that the TPD that was rolled out in 2013, was a good initiative even though TSC did not invest in the sensitization of teachers on its need, usefulness and benefits.

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Oyuu revealed that Knut and TSC agreed that the commission organizes sensitization workshops for all teachers so as to make them understand TPD and its implementation.

Oyuu further revealed that the resistance that was witnessed after the TPD programme was rolled out was because proper sensitization was not done.

Since its roll out, Teachers have been parting with Sh6,000 for each of the modules, which are to be done after every five years.

While some of the teachers have been undertaking the course remotely, others have been attending sessions physically.

Kenyatta University, Mount Kenya University, Riara and Kenya Education Management Institute are responsible for the training and have been contracted on an annual agreement with an extension option.

There are six modules in the programme. The training is conducted during holidays. At the end of each module, teachers will be given several points.

After completing all the modules, teachers will be eligible for re-certification and promotion since the modules have been anchored in the career progression guidelines.

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