KUPPET secretary general asks government to hire teachers for Grade 9

The Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has urged the government to hire more teachers ahead of Grade 9 enrolment in 2025.

The union Secretary General Akelo Misori while speaking to one of the local media today, June 4 revealed there was need to add more teachers in the institutions because without them there won’t be much progress in schools which will commence next year.

“What we are saying is that the government must employ teachers because we cannot have education without teachers in school. We can miss to have laboratories but we must have teachers. That is the first remedy to the resources issues,” Misori said.

Misori said those who designed the curriculum are aware of the kind of teachers needed to implement it.
“TSC must rationalise how to post those teachers to ensure learners have the teachers they need,” he noted.

The move comes as education stakeholders have shown worry in the Ministry of Education preparedness to ensure that there is smooth enrolment of Grade 9 students in schools across the country.


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They have noted that the government up to now has not addressed resources like desks, chairs, sanitary facilities, laboratories as well as teachers while it had only aired plans to avail classrooms.

The head teachers who will host these students from January next year on the other hand have decried that no construction of classrooms has commenced despite the fact that the government had promised to oversee construction before the end of the year.

Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang said the ministry plans to construct classrooms by January.

“By the time our schools open in January, we shall have availed 16,000 classrooms to accommodate Grade 9 learners. As government this is a responsibility we shall ensure is done,” Belio said.
MoE over the time has insisted that Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) learners will be domiciled in primary schools.

By Vostine Ratemo

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