National exams may be paralyzed as KNUT issues 2 weeks  ultimatum to TSC to act on their demands

National exams may be paralyzed as KNUT issues 2 weeks ultimatum to TSC to act on their demands

BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,7TH SEPT 2018-Teacher have threatened to down their tools in  two weeks time should Teachers service commission fail to act on all of their demands.

According to the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT),they will call for the national wide teachers strike if  issues raised by Teachers including a put to an end the ongoing transfer of teachers by TSC will not  have been adhered to.

Speaking at Mwala in Machakos County, KNUT Deputy Secretary General
Hesbon Otieno, said the union had reconsidered their earlier stance of
paralyzing supervision of the national exams which are set to kick off
later this month.

Otieno further disagreed with the government’s failure to promote teachers who had attained higher academic qualifications.

“In the industrial world if you go to school on your own volition to
increase your knowledge that is applicable to the work that you are
doing, you present your papers, the employer immediately recognizes the
papers and in addition the employer refunds you the amount of money that
you spent in your post professional studies,” Mr. Otieno said.

Teachers are demanding an immediate stop to delocalization,
termination of Teacher Performance and Appraisal development (TPAD) and
promotion of over 30,000 teachers.

This comes just days after , a meeting between TSC and KNUT which had been convened in Naivasha ended in daresay after both parties failed to agree on some of the contentious issues. KNUT has since demanded that there be  a proper dialogue to address their grievances once and for all.

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