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Blow to teachers as TSC barrs them from studying during holidays

The Teachers Service Commission has issued a directive barring teachers from studying during holiday seasons.

According to TSC the holiday-based courses being undertaken by teachers were interfering with teaching in schools.

The directive is a big blow to teachers who are pursuing higher academic qualifications.

The development is also a blow to both public and private universities, which have invested in the school-based programmes.

TSC however said the programmes had made teachers abdicate their duties and was spending valuable school time undertaking private studies.

It has therefore called for an audit of all teachers undertaking studies during school holidays.

The directive is a setback to thousands of teachers who have taken loans to further their studies with the hope of getting promotions.

At the same time, TSC has said primary school head teachers and principals of secondary schools and colleges must have bachelors and master’s degrees, respectively, under the new education policy.

PHOTO/Education News:TSC Chief Executive Nancy Macharia.The Teachers Service Commission has issued a directive barring teachers from studying during holiday seasons.

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