Fate of 129 interdicted teachers

Fate of 129 interdicted teachers

Fate of 129 interdicted teachers

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and members of Parliament are slated to meet the next week to talk about the issue of the 129 teachers who were placed on interdiction after refusing to resume their teaching duties in North Eastern due to security concerns. The National Assembly Committee on Education’s chair, Julius Melly of Tinderet, announced this meeting on Thursday, October 19, at County Hall in Nairobi during a hearing of a petition by the impacted teachers. He highlighted that the goal of the conference is to break the deadlock because the instructors have asked for transfers and promised not to go back to a place that is vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

Mr. Melly emphasized that those who feel uneasy shouldn’t be stopped but rather  should be listened to. He also spoke about interacting with regional leaders who supported the teachers  and voiced their support. While Mr. Melly advised that those who were most at risk should be relocated, a  mass movement of 3,200 non-local teachers was rejected.

Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, indicated that the security  situation in the counties of Garissa, Wajir, and Mandera had improved and urged  teachers to go back to their desks.

The instructors claimed that they were singled  out for discrimination because they  were not native to the area and because of  their racial and religious origins during  their meeting with the MPs. They have expressed a desire to labor in  any part of the nation. They requested help from the committee  to facilitate their transfers, revoke their  interdiction letters, and restore their revenues.

The attacks were carried out by the terrorist group Al-Shabaab, which is still active in the aforementioned regions and near the border with Somalia. There are rumors that some teachers gave money to pay the National Police Reserve members who provided security. Additionally, the teachers provided medical records demonstrating that several of them have experienced mental health issues.

The education cabinet secretary urged teachers to resume their duties as the government has promised to take the necessary steps to improve security in the area. The teachers underlined that non-local teachers are particularly impacted in isolated rural locations, where building owners are hesitant to offer them space out of fear of militant attacks.

According to an intelligence report that was attached, the militants were aiming for foreign teachers. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has set deadlines for teachers to return to their workstations after declining some transfer petitions due to a dearth of qualified replacements.

Teachers who claim their lives are in danger have petitioned Parliament for transfers out of the area, and some of them have been issued interdiction letters. Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, made plans to hire more teachers in the North Eastern region to give kids with a high-quality education, with the aim of making the area self-sufficient in teachers as a result of the growth of local training institutes.

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