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Kuppet urges TSC to promote 136 deputy principals in Bungoma

Sunday August 02 2020
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Kuppet Bungoma Branch Executive Secretary Augustine Luketelo (left) addressing journalists in Bungoma town on August 1, 2020. He called on TSC to promote deputy principals who attended interviews in December 2019. PHOTO | BRIAN OJAMAA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By BRIAN OJAMAA

Members of the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) in Bungoma County have raised concerns over failure by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to promote 136 deputy principals to principals.

The county Kuppet Executive Secretary Augustine Luketelo said that even after attending the interviews in December 2019, deputy school heads were not considered for promotion.

"We are perturbed as the union that TSC ignored Bungoma County despite our teachers attending the interviews that were conducted in every county.

"Since December 2019 when the interviews was last done, the results have never been released and to our surprise no deputy has been promoted in Bungoma county and we want TSC to elaborate on this issue," he said.

DISCRIMINATION

He has further cautioned TSC against discrimination and asked it to release results of the interviews before principals from other counties are deployed to Bungoma schools.

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He called on the commission to promote the Bungoma deputies who attended the interviews.

"As a branch we will not allow importation of principals to Bungoma. Before they do that, let TSC show us how many principals Bungoma will export to other counties or else we will not allow outsiders to land here," warned Mr Luketelo.

The Kuppet official stated that the teachers who missed out in the promotions have been in the same positions for over 10 years.

"We are annoyed as a union. Our teachers have the capacity to lead. Why can't they be promoted into school leadership positions? Why are we being discriminated against? We are really annoyed and disappointed with TSC," said Mr Luketelo.

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