TSC news. Moses Nthurima, the Deputy Secretary General of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET),
Has expressed the belief that Science teachers should receive risk allowances due to the hazardous nature of their work.
According to him, Science teachers regularly handle dangerous chemicals as part of their job, and he argues that they should be compensated for these risks, similar to how medical professionals receive such allowances.
Additionally, Nthurima suggested that teachers should also receive per diem emoluments, a benefit currently enjoyed by public service employees but not extended to teachers.
He pointed out that teachers often have long working hours, starting early in the morning and ending late at night, and he emphasized the need to address this by paying them overtime.
Nthurima made these remarks during a KUPPET annual general meeting in Seme Sub-county, Kisumu County, where Dr. James Nyikal, the area MP, was the chief guest.
He called for politicians to refrain from interfering in the recruitment of teachers, asserting that this responsibility falls under the jurisdiction of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
Furthermore, Nthurima advocated for a review of teacher training programs to align them with evolving educational trends.
He proposed that individuals pursuing management roles in education should receive the appropriate training at the university level to prepare them for administrative positions.
Addressing teacher remuneration, Nthurima voiced concerns about discrimination, highlighting disparities in pay between those working at TSC offices and regular classroom teachers.