KNUT push for teachers salary increment
Kenya Union Of Teachers (KNUT) secretary general want teachers salary raised by 60 percent
KNUT secretary general Collins Oyuu now want Teachers Service Commission ( TSC) to increase teachers salaries by 60 percent. While speaking at Kenya School of goverment-Lower Kabete, collins has argued that teachers need to be cushioned from the hard economic times.
The secretary general now say that teachers’ performance is directly proportional to their welfare.
“Teachers can work best when motivated well. We demand 60 percent salary increment,” she said.
Collins further hailed President William Ruto for his move to form a task-force that will review the competency base curriculum ( CBC). He however urged the team led by Professor Raphael Manavu to ensure they involve and listen to all the relevant stakeholders before submitting the final report to the president.
“Our president took the initiative of forming the CBC task-force to address the pressing issues. This time round we must not get it wrong,” he noted.
On the other hand, Kenya Union of Post Primary Teachers (KUPPET) secretary general Akelo Misori asked President William Ruto to ensure teachers are not left out in the housing program.
“Expand the housing of teachers. Give teachers the first priority in the new housing schemes,” Misori said.
He furher asked the president to fulfill his promise of employing 58000 teachers.
“We want TSC chairman Jamlek Muturi to address the stagnation of teachers. We also want you to lobby for 58,000 teachers the government committed to giving us,” he added.
In her response, TSC CEO Nancy Macharia confirmed negotiations are underway to have government recruit more teachers.