KNUT supports education reforms, still in Pursuit of teachers salary increment

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Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has applauded the recent Presidential Working Party’s On Education Reforms recommendations on the Competency Base Curriculum saying it factor in the immediate all-around developmental needs of the learner.

Speaking to teachers at Tendere Secondary School in Kisii County, KNUT National Vice Chairman Kullow Mohammed said in an ever-changing world with technological demands, the country’s leadership should strategically position their people by equipping them with relevant skills to tap into the job market.

“The current Competency Based Curriculum is suitable for a developing country like ours if we must achieve the goals of the vision 2030.” He said.

The chairman said the Union will continue engaging in dialogue with the government to ensure teachers live better lives by earning better wages.

“As a Union, our main role is to ensure that our members are working in an enabling environment as they discharge their pedagogical services.” He said.

The Unionists hinted that the dialogue between his union and the government to increase the teachers’ pay by 60 percent was on a positive trajectory after frequent meetings with the President and Cabinet Secretary for education.

He added that the CBC had an increased workload for teachers in Primary Schools and Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) and emphasized the urgent need for the government to raise the teachers’ salaries.

Mohammed who was flanked by the union’s Executive officer Gitari Munyi, asked teachers to remain united to have strong bargaining power against their employer.

The host KNUT Gucha Branch members led by Executive Secretary Lucy Machuki affirmed their constant support to the Union to remain vibrant.

Machuki who was accompanied by her Chairman Mrs. Esther Nyabayo, revealed that her branch membership had increased from 1800 last year to 2040 members this year.

She attributed the growth to the love of the members for their union and asked other branches of the country to replicate them for the sustenance of the Union.

By Enock Okong’o

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