Teachers attending a KNUT Annual Branch Meeting in Kakamega, today, set TPAD forms on fire, a move seen to be agitated by the TSC’s decision to discipline their colleagues in Nyamira. The physically agitated teachers sporadically carried their forms to the middle of the venue ground and set them ablaze, while chanting Luhya slogans. The meeting held at Malinya stadium in Kakamega was attended by KNUT top brass, including the SG, honourable Sossion, and local top Ministry and TSC officials who watched in disbelief.
Early this week, the TSC summoned teachers who had participated in the burning of the copies of Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD) during a KNUT meeting held at Metamaywa market; in Masaba North sub-county on 29th August, 2018.
“At the meeting you participated in the burning of the copies of Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD) in the glare view of members of the public” read a show cause letter seen by our reporters.
Pressure is mounting on the TSC to do away with the tiresome TPAD exercise that has reduced teachers to mere secretaries at the expense of teaching. Already, the President has directed the TSC to restructure the teacher evaluation process.