KUPPET suspends scholarship owing to delayed pay
25 September 2015, 17:10
Nakuru - Laikipia Union of Post Primary Teachers (KUPPET) Thursday suspended five full scholarship granted to five secondary school students citing non-remittance of teachers’ salaries.
The union Executive Secretary, Ndung’u Wangenye said that they were running on a deficit and had resolved to halt the scholarships until the salary issue is resolved.
“We met and decided to suspend all activities under our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) docket until the matter is resolved since our budgets are now under-funded. Soon we shall have no funds to run our branch offices,” he said.
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The executive secretary said teachers were optimistic that the issue would be resolved soonest adding that their wish was to teach students to become better people and not to stay out of class for long.
“We expected to continue helping these students but this will now be a foregone case,” added Mr. Wangenye.
The move follows last week’s Unison Sacco, previously known as Laikipia Teachers’ Sacco, move to halt issuance of new loans following the government’s delay in disbursing teachers’ salaries to their respective branches citing alleged desertion of duty.
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