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Teachers' commuter grievances resolved

12 June 2014, 15:02

Nairobi - The second and final phase of the teachers’ commuter allowance has been factored into the 2014/15 national budget which will be read by the Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich.

This is according to the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion, who said the commuter allowance which was the subject of the last teachers’ strike would be resolved by this final phase.

“I am pleased to inform our teachers that the second and final phase of the commuter allowance has been factored in the budget,” said Sossion.

The union leader added that the teachers’ fight and solidarity had borne fruits.

Sossion said that he could happily report that the annual allocation towards teachers’ salaries and allowances had risen to an average of KES 7 billion per month in the last three years to the current kes 13 billion per month.

Session said more teachers would be hired by the Teachers Service Commission and therefore adding the teachers’ numbers in the country to 290 000.

“Teacher numbers has in the same period risen from 240 000 t0 29 000,” he said.

Also budgeted for is the capitation per child.

The national budget was to ready in Parliament by time of publication.

 – CAJ News

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