The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), is a union of teachers in Kenya. It was founded in December 4th, 1957.It is the largest teachers’ trade union in Kenya. Wilson Sossion is the current secretary-general . The purpose of this union is generally to be a strong unified representative for teachers, apart from being genuinely interested in the education in Kenya.

See also  Good News To All Teachers As TSC Gives The Following Information On Salary Increment

KNUT plays a very important role to many teachers in Kenya. Here are some of the benefits of this union;

  1. KNUT gives teachers a voice in various educational debates and topics in the country. In a union, the more the number of teachers, the bigger the voice. KNUT is the largest union in Kenya, and therefore, they have a huge say in stuff the country’s education.
  2. It provides several discount program opportunities to its members. Such programs include; life insurance benefits, health insurance, credit card opportunities, e.t.c.
  3. The union also provides legal protection to its members. It protects the teachers from harsh judgement and also advises them on what to do from time to time.
  4. In addition, teachers are also more likely to get faster professional development in the union.
  5. Teachers are also supported by the union in tough situations. They are also guided in their profession.
  6. It negotiates salary for teachers in Kenya. KNUT has the ability to call for a teachers’ strike when TSC fails to meet their demands.
See also  10 ways to keep yourself motivated for your studies
Previous articleFive sholarship programmes offered by MoE in kenya
Next articleTSC February Replacement Merit lists per County 2021
News Post Logo
NewsPost is your education, politics, entertainment, and business news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the sources themselves.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here