Principals told to handover schools to management boards
07 January 2015, 13:56
Laikipia - Principals of public secondary schools in Laikipia County have been directed to immediately handover the institutions to the management boards as the teachers' strike enters the second day.
The county's Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) executive secretary Ndung’u Wangenye said he issued the directions to the principals since they are government property.
“These are government institutions and principals have until today to hand them over to the boards,” he said.
He said no school will be opened until the government heeds to the teachers' demands for better salaries and allowances.
“The government has had all the time to avert the strike, but it wasted it, it is time to act," Wangenye asserted.
He said students who had reported back to school for first term were told to return.
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He cautioned parents against releasing their students as teachers will not be held accountable if anything happens to them.
Meanwhile, public primary school in Nyahururu town and its environs remained closed as teachers and pupils kept away following a teachers' strike that kicked off on Monday.
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