KNUT Officials Want Government To Open Discussions On Teachers’ Remuneration

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Kenya National Union of Teachers [KNUT] Secretary-General, Collins Oyuu has called upon the government to open discussions on teachers’ remuneration packages immediately.
The KNUT Secretary-General, while speaking during the third day of the Kenya Primary Schools Head Teachers Association (KEPSHA) delegates’ conference, held in the Nyali constituency, pointed out that, the National assembly has withdrawn the clause suspending any discussions on salary increment for two years now.
Oyuu, further applauded the legislators for moving very fast to act in support of the union lobby to accept the withdrawal of the clause, insisting that, it’s time for opening the discussion before next year’s polls.
Oyuu cautioned the government they are not going to fall for their promises before the 2022 general elections, adding that, it’s the union’s right to negotiate.
“We call upon the government through the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to sit and go back to the drawing board and start fresh negations,” he said.
Speaking at the same forum, Kenya National Examinations Council [KNEC] Chief Executive Officer [CEO], Dr. David Njengere, faulted the current education system of releasing 405,000 pupils who sit for their national examinations without any plan.
He said it will be wrong to sit back and say all is well while every year the government releases the pupils without any plan.
“The only best thing is that there is a certificate for taking part in the national examinations and that is why there is an urgent need to change the system,” he pointed out.
The 17th annual Primary head teachers’ delegates’ conference, which was presided over by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Tuesday is ending today at Sheikh Zayed center in Mombasa county.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha presided over the official opening on the second day of the four-day event at the coastal city.

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