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Sossion to blame for education woes in North Eastern

17 June 2015, 08:17 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - School heads from north eastern have said that the KNUT national secretary general, Wilson Sossion is to blame for the mess being experienced in the region.

Speaking at the annual KESSHA conference in Mombasa, the secondary school heads said that Sossion's careless utterances have incited over 600 teachers to flee from the area for fear of being attacked by the Al Shabaab.

KESSHA chairman North eastern region, Ahmed Noor said Knut should have conducted an independent security survey in the region before reaching a decision that is now affecting over 120 secondary schools in the region.

“Sossion remarks further frustrated efforts to have teachers go back to school and now they have camped at KNUT headquarters," noted the teachers.

They lamented that most counties in the region have been forced to reallocate resources meant for development project in hiring of untrained teachers to cater for the shortage being experienced in the region.

Read Also: KNUT orders teachers, students transfered from north Eastern

“Mandera County Governor has allocated some of the money meant for development for the employment of untrained teachers and other counties are following suit,” said Noor.

The heads appealed to the Jubilee administration to put in place an executive order to see the untrained teachers employed to help resolve the current shortage.

They also said it was unfair for the region to be sidelined by KNUT over issues that were beyond their control.

“This region has since independence lacked enough teachers. The challenges we are facing at the moment are worsening the situation,” lamented Noor.

The teachers further accused KNUT of pushing for the transfer of teachers who had declined to continue delivering their services in the region.

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