All 17 teachers at St. Stephen’s Isongo Secondary School in Mumias East, Kakamega County, have been reassigned by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC). The transfers came in response to protests from parents and students regarding the disappointing 2023 KCSE exam results.
Speaking to the press, the chairperson of the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) in Kakamega, Johnstone Wabuti, stated that the 17 educators already received their transfer letters.
They will now be required to report to their new stations in neighboring schools.
Wabuti also criticized the community for not adhering to the law during last week’s demonstrations.
During the protests, parents and boda boda operators stormed the school, expelling all teachers citing dissatisfaction with the 2023 KCSE results.
However, the local Member of Parliament, Emmanuel Wangwe, has called upon the TSC to promptly reinstate the teachers at St. Stephen’s Isongo Secondary School.
Wangwe also stated that he would push for an investigation into alleged ‘political instigation’ behind the protests.