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KNUT issues 16-day ultimatum to TSC

10 December 2013, 16:03 Wilshere

Nakuru - The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has issued the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) with 16-day ultimatum to promote teachers or face industrial action as schools reopen.

While speaking in Nakuru town on Monday during the 56th KNUT delegates’ conference, the newly elected KNUT Secretary Wilson Sossion, who was elected unopposed, said TSC needs to promote more teachers.

“Despite putting more pressure on TSC, they are yet to promote 23,000 teachers as they had promised,” he said.

He said as the new Chief Executive Officer of KNUT, he will push for the promotion of teachers.

Sossion said it is wrong for the Kenyan child to be denied access to quality education simply because the government is not handling education matters seriously.

“As the new Secretary General of this union, I will be very strict on the government regarding matters to do with education,” he said.

On the teacher-pupil ratio, Sossion said that KNUT will pressurize the government so that the ratio of teachers to pupils can be signed as a collective bargaining agreement.

Session said this will automatically force the government to employ more teachers and urged the Treasury to provide funds for the same.

He said that it would be wrong for TSC to formulate policies that affect teachers without engaging them adding that all teachers salaries must be commensurate with their terms of service.

“We will pressurize the government to ensure that more money is released to fund better education in the country," he said.   

Sossion also told COTU chairman, Francis Atwoli to keep off KNUT affairs saying the union is not under his umbrella.  

He said that KNUT is able to run its affair without any external interference.

Mduzo Nzili, who was also elected unopposed as the new National chairman of KNUT, called on the government to uphold the Constitution including the freedom of the media adding that all reforms within the education sector must be in line with the law.

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