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KNUT wants a 60% pay raise for teachers from TSC

KNUT wants a 60% pay raise for teachers from TSC

KNUT wants a 60% pay raise for teachers from TSC

Collins Oyuu, the Secretary General of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), advocated a pay increase of sixty percent as a way of safeguarding teachers from the debilitating economic difficulties that are currently being experienced all over the country.

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During his Wednesday, October 5th speech at the Kenya School of Government- Lower Kabete, Oyuu acknowledged that teachers’ performance is centered on their welfare.

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He went on to say that as head of the KNUT, it was his responsibility to push for teachers to receive a fair share of the  national cake

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“Teachers can only work if they are motivated and well paid. I propose a 60 percent salary increment regardless of the economic status of the country,” Oyuu stated during the World Teachers Day Celebrations.

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Additionally, he praised President William Ruto for swiftly forming a task force to review the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) to address concerns from stakeholders, particularly parents.

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He emphasized the importance of the Prof. Raphael Munavu-led team making sure that all voices are heard during the review process and that the President is presented with a comprehensive report before taking any action.

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“Our president took up and formed a working CBC task force to help the key stakeholders in addressing our pressing issues. This time around, we must not get it wrong,” he stated.

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Secretary General of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Akelo Misori echoed his call for the new administration to prioritize the needs of all teachers.

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“We are the people who can transform education. We are not noisemakers. To the TSC chair, Jamleck Muturi we want you to address the stagnation of teachers of this country and ensure you lobby for the 58,000 teachers the new government has committed to giving us.”

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“Expand the housing of teachers so that the new housing schemes will first accommodate teachers,” Misori noted.

After President Ruto made the promise in the run-up to the August 2022 elections, TSC head Dr. Nancy Macharia reassured unions that talks were still proceeding on the recruitment of teachers.

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“Be assured that the Kenyan teacher can only expect good things going forward. We shall be telling you how to go on with this recruitment as per the Kenya Kwanza Charter,” stated TSC CEO.

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A total of 264 teachers were recognized at the celebrations for their tireless efforts towards improving student’s education.

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Further, close to 51 teachers were recognised for winning national honours over the past two years, 21 of whom were awarded in 2022.

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