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Is government planning to use NYS to supervise exams?

14 September 2015, 12:10 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has said the government is planning to use the National Youth Service (NYS) to supervise this year’s national examinations.

The union’s Nakuru branch chairman, Sammy Kambo said the government was defiant to teachers' pay demands because it plans to use the NYS youth to supervise the end of year exams.

“It is becoming clear to us that the government wants to use the so called ‘new look' NYS to run the exams," he said at the Anglican Church of Kenya Nakuru cathedral on Sunday.

"We cannot allow the government to mess with the education of our children," he added.

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He said teachers will not relent in their quest to demand a pay rise as ordered by the Supreme court.

Kambo said that TSC 'has no moral authority to declare the strike illegal and issue sack threats to striking teachers when it has blatantly ignored a court directive.'

“Today we resorted to hold prayers across the County to seek for divine intervention from God to make the government obey the Industrial and Supreme Court orders and implement the 50-60 percent pay rise.

“We have been marginalised and discriminated upon which is against the constitution," Kambo said.

He also noted that there has been a discrepancy between teachers’ pay and other civil servants for a long time and that teachers were ready to forfeit their September salary as they fight for a pay rise.

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