Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) wants the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to promote Teachers.
According to Chepkoile Branch KNUT Executive Secretary Sammy Bor, it was sad that for a long time, teachers have not been promoted by TSC.
He says teachers have gone to school and need to be compensated as much for the work they do in this country.
“Teaching is not an easy job since developing the mind of a child and imparting knowledge and other good things requires a lot of patience, we wish the government to recognize this and at least promote them in order for them to discharge their duties effectively,” he said during their Annual General Meeting.
They also called on the government to increase their salaries by at least 60 percent due to the increased wage bill and cost of living.
“It is important for the government to listen to us because teachers are suffering, the kind of money they are earning now is so meager that it cannot sustain their lives,” he said.
Bor applauded President William Ruto for forming the Presidential Working Party on Education Reform that collected views across the Country which will reengineer the system to suit the needs of this County and the final report will cure the problems we are currently facing.
“Initially when CBC was started the union was against some of the issues because we were looking at the problems that were coming with it and when we told the minister then he said the train had left the station and it was not stopping.
But we thank our president for seeing the need to look into the matter again,” he said.
By Wasike Elvis
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