Low Grade Rejected Trainee Teachers to Be Compensated

More than 3,265 teachers trainees kicked out of training colleges over lower entry grade will be compensated for three terms that they have been in college, the Ministry of Education has said.

Education Principal Secretary Bellio Kipsang on Tuesday told National Assembly’s Education committee that the government will ensure that the students do not suffer loss.

“We are aware of the unfortunate situation that these students have found themselves in, we will all we can to ensure that these students do not suffer loss,”

said Dr. Kipsang.

Shanzu Teachers Training College

He said the students have been affected following an agreement between the Ministry of Education and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to withdraw a circular that had lowered the teaching college grades to C- for diploma and D+ for the certificate.

The trainees moved to court early Tuesday challenging the decision with the hearing of the case set for May 9.

The affected students are from Turkana, Samburu, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Mandera, Garissa, Lamu, Tana River, West Pokot, Kwale, Kilifi and Taita Taveta counties.

Others are; Homa Bay, Narok, Baringo, and Kajiado.

Mr. Abdishukri Adan Muhume, a resident of northern Kenya to sue all the 27 TTCs, the Education Ministry and the Attorney-General on behalf of the more than 3,000 affected learners.

Courtesy of Daily Nation.

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