KNUT scores big as President Uhuru orders Review of decolonization of teachers program

KNUT scores big as President Uhuru orders Review of decolonization of teachers program

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH AUG 2018-Following outcry from teachers against the delocolization of teachers process that has been undertaken by teachers service commission (TSC)President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the ministry of education to review the policy  to ensure it does not break up families.

President Kenyatta said he had received concerns that some families have been affected by transfer of school administrators to other counties.

“We are reviewing the policy guidelines on delocalisation of teachers to ensure that it is not implemented to the detriment of families,” he said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at Catholic university with him is Education Cabinet secretary Amina Mohamed (right) and Teachers Service Commission chief executive officer Nancy Macharia.He had gone open the Catholic Schools Principals Association Conference on August 15, 2018./Photo PSCU

The head of state  directed Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed to finalise the review by the end of this month.

He underscored the role the sector plays in actualising the ‘Big Four’ development agenda.

“Without requisite education, our ‘Big Four’ agenda will remain a dream. It is on this understanding that my administration has committed to ensuring that every Kenyan child receives high quality and holistic education.”

Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion has been calling for the policy’s review, accusing the Teachers Service Commission of making decisions before consulting them.

This comes as Sossion has already declared that all teachers will go on strike next month if the policy is not abolished.

On her side TSC chief executive officer Nancy Macharia holds that delocalisation is meant to enhance national cohesion.

On the issue of school title deeds, Mr Kenyatta also asked Ms Mohamed to speed up the process of reclaiming grabbed public school lands by end of December.

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