By Augustine Oduor
Commission Secretary Gabriel Lengoiboni said a high level stakeholders meeting is scheduled for next month bringing together teachers’ unions and associations to discuss the modalities.
Mr Lengoiboni said the next group to sign performance contracts would be county schools then district and finally primary schools. “In the end we will have teachers of all levels sign performance contracts, which will ensure that those who work hard are recognised,” he said.
He said once adopted, performance contracting for teachers will improve quality of education.
Speaking during a prize-giving day at Nyahururu Boys High School, Lengoiboni said teachers and schools already set performance targets to cover the syllabus and improve examination results.
“Performance contracting would only formalise the process,” he said.
Teachers have opposed the contracts arguing that they are hired on permanent terms and this would change their employment status.
But the Parliamentary Committee on Education Science and Technology has instructed TSC to roll out performance contracting at the same pace with county structures.
“Teachers are already on contract on the basis of schemes of service and lesson plans. We will not sign any contract again,” said Kuppet National Chairman Amboko Milemba.