How TSC duped 70,000 teachers to offer ‘free services’ for three months

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How TSC duped 70,000 teachers to offer 'free services' for three months
How TSC duped 70,000 teachers to offer 'free services' for three months

The 70,000 relief teachers who were recruited by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) during the five-week long teachers’ strike last year will now have to content with the fact that their employer (TSC) will not extend their contracts after the three-month agreement.

According to an Internal Memo signed by TSC’s acting Director Teacher Management Mary Rotich, the services of the teachers recruited last have ended.

“This is to advise you that the relief teachers engaged should not continue their services after
the expiry of the three months contract,” read Ms Rotich’s Memo.

The Memo, dated December 30th, 2015, was directed to TSC’s County Directors.

Highly placed sourced within the education circus told Udaku that some of these relief teachers, who were recruited despite the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) getting a court order stopping the recruitment process.

Did TSC dupe the recruits?