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Kuppet takes TTC grades case to High Court ahead of key meeting

Monday January 14 2019

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Kuppet Secretary-General Akelo Misori (R), Gender Secretary Catherine Wambilyanga (L) and Organising Secretary Paul Maingi addresses a press conference in Nairobi, January 28, 2018. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

OUMA WANZALA
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A teacher’s union had filed a notice at the Labour court for the withdrawal of its case against the Education ministry on the lowering of the entry grade for teacher training colleges.

Akelo Misori, Secretary-General of Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet), said this will allow them file to the matter at the High Court.

HIGH COURT

The withdrawal came a day before the crucial, court-ordered meeting of ministry officials and other stakeholders on admission regulations.

“We believe the High Court is the right place to hear the matter and we are determined to pursue it to the end,” said Mr Misori.

On December 20, the court directed the Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed to hold the meeting to harmonise the qualifications set out in the two sets of regulations: the Kenya National Qualifications Framework regulations, 2018, and the TSC code of regulations for teachers (amendment) 2016.

Ms Mohamed and Teachers Service Commission chief executive Nancy Macharia have been working at cross purposes on the issue, with the commission insisting that it is mandated to decide the entry grade.

Those invited to meeting include officials of the Kenya National Examinations Council, the TSC, Kuppet and the Kenya National Union of Teachers.