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KNUT Threatens to Strike again Next Month

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has threatened to go on strike again next month to protest inadequate funding of teachers in the budget proposal presented by government las week.

KNUT Secretary-General Wilson Sossion said the government only allocated Sh2 billion to hire 5,000 tutors, while the union expected an allocation that provided for the hiring of more than 90,000 trained teacher at a cost of Sh18 billion.

Sossion said the government has failed to fulfill its commitment to quality public education by not hiring enough teachers, even after spending a lot of public money training teachers. “It is foolhardy for the government to train teachers using public money and fail to utilize them,” Sossion said.

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Hon Kenjuu

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 16:50

It seems like this KNUT inept leader is really nuts! All he is paid exorbitant amounts of money in salary and benefits is to organize one strike after another!! How can government employees go on strike because the employer doesn't have enough money to hire more teachers???? Let this crazy ODM goon call the strike, then I hope President Uhuru will have courage to fire without pension all those who blindly follow this madman's call; and then hire the 90,0000 trained teachers waiting to join the teaching profession. This will teach Knut a big lesson they will never forget!!

Why not hire them now instead of later? Shortage of teachers is ahuge problem. If students have to be taught well, teacher to student ratio must be reduced by hiring more teachers. It is so easy to increase the number of MPs who get paid millions of money for their negligible performance in this country than to hire teachers whose performance can be measured.
I do not support teacher strike but there is a problem here that needs to be addressed urgently for the sake of students who lose valuable time of class when these strikes happen. What happened to diaologue?, what happened to mature talk? This
issues will be solved if there are willing parties to address it, and I mean both the government and the teachers.

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