The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi has made a u-turn and decided to challenge the new Teachers Service Commission (TSC) directive that requires tutors to undergo fresh training and renew their certificates. 

In a tweet on Sunday, September 26, 2021, Havi noted that after much reflection he had decided to challenge the Teacher Professional Development Programme imposed on teachers by the TSC.  

"After reflecting on what would have been good for my late father and my mother, both of whom were great teachers, I have changed my mind. I will act for teachers to challenge the oppressive Teacher Professional Development Programme imposed by the TSC. Let us get started," the LSK president tweeted. 

This comes barely a day after Havi told off teachers who had been reaching out to him to challenge the directive. 

"Teachers, you left Wilson Sossion to be fought to exhaustion by the State. KNUT withdrew all cases against the State when you replaced Sossion with a Secretary of ‘your preferred choice’. Please, stop calling me to challenge the directive by TSC that you be trained afresh," Havi tweeted. 

TSC CEO Nancy Macharia

In a new directive by TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, teachers will undertake refresher courses as a requirement that will enable them to renew their practising certificate every five years. 

Teachers will be required to pay Sh6,000 each year for five years to complete the courses.

The institutions selected to offer training to the teachers include; Mount Kenya University (MKU), Kenyatta University, Riara University, and the Kenya Education Management Institute.