Teachers Won’t Report To Work In Insecure Areas-KUPPET

Teachers Won’t Report To Work In Insecure Areas-KUPPET

KUPPET Sec Gen Misori: Teachers won't report to work in insecure areas

KUPPET Secretary General Akello Misori. PHOTO:COURTESY

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH FEB,2022-The Secretary General of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, KUPPET, Akello Misori, has maintained the Union’s position that teachers will not report to work in insecure areas. 

Misori had threatened to go on strike if their demands were not met by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Wednesday.

Misori, speaking in Kisumu on Sunday, urged the government to work around the clock to solve the insecurity problem, particularly in the North Rift, where schoolchildren have been caught in the crossfire.

“The threat we issued in relation to the exams is due to the fact that quite a number of regions especially the Northern frontier and some parts of the Rift Valley are violent prone,” he posed.

He added: “…And in this case we feared that we cannot expose our teachers over this period that if there’s no security then they must not take exams

The KUPPET Secretary General went on to say that they are not against the government or its formalities in administering national exams, but that no teacher should volunteer in war-torn areas.

“We are not against the government’s administration on national exams because those who are going to supervise exams are teachers,” he said.

“The threat that we posed was basically not a threat but a question that in the absence of security in these areas that I have mentioned the teachers should keep off because the security is wanting,” he added.

Prof. George Magoha, the Education Cabinet Secretary, had urged the union to call off its planned strike, urging teachers to reconsider their decision in order to ensure that students sitting for upcoming exams are not harmed.

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