Teachers Service Commission TSC has reassured parents and students that teachers strike will not affect this year’s calendar for both Kenya certificate of Secondary Examination KCSE and Kenya certificate of Primary Examination KCPE.
Mombasa county TSC Director Ibrahim Rugut said a number of teachers have volunteered to supervise the un-coming national examinations.
Speaking to Baraka Fm on Thursday, Rugut revealed that TSC was preparing a list of the teachers who will be participating in the exams supervision, saying students have the right to get quality education despite the teacher’s strike.
“For Now we are compiling a list of supervisors who already have a contract with the Kenya National examination Council-Knec, we have contacted those who supervised last year’s exam, if they will not show up we will replace them with the one’s interested because it’s a contract between them and Knec, not with the TSC.” said Rugut.
He also confirmed that teacher’s recruitment exercise set for next week will go as planned despite teachers strike.
“Am planning from next week to employ 15 secondary school teachers to replace those who are resigning, and also employ 7 primary teachers”, he added Mr. Rugut
For a month now teachers have been on strike demanding to be paid 50% to 60% salary increment as ordered by the high court.
On Wednesday Cord leaders launched a solidarity kit in Nairobi, to raise money for the teacher’s salary.