Teachers Service Commission is set to terminate the contracts of relief teachers who were employed in October as a quick fix to teachers’ strike.
Sources say the teachers’ employer is struggling to pay them yet they don’t have specific roles to perform within schools. The work TSC expected them to perform, supervise KCPE and KCSE exams, did not materialize following the cancellation of teachers strike by KNUT and KUPPET.
TSC has now resolved to issue the 70,000 relief teachers with termination letters with a promise of employing them when opportunities arise. This is a big blow to the relief teachers who had hopes of being employed on permanent terms, especially after TSC assured of employing them permanently.
It is also emerging that TSC has not paid them the October salaries; they are expected to wait as the employer seeks extra funds to pay them.