The Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has urged the government to uphold agreements made on behalf of Kenyan teachers four years ago.

The increase in teacher pay was one of the requirements in the agreement, according to Moses Thurima, the KUPPET deputy secretary general.

Thurima stated, speaking at an annual general meeting in Isiolo County, that the moment is right for teachers to receive their fair share of the pie as the country’s economy steadily recovers from the general election’s post-depression slump.

The government was encouraged by the officials to allocate funds so that the competency-based curriculum (CBC) may begin to be used.

The lack of funding for the CBC’s implementation has been mentioned by the KUPPET’s assistant national treasurer, Ronal Kiprotich Tanui, as a significant issue that the government needs to address in order to give students access to the much-needed transformation in the educational system.

Teachers Delocalization

Concerning the delocalization of teachers, Thurima stated that the Teachers Service Commission’s authorization needed to be reviewed in order to give teachers the ability to work from places where they can also take care of their families.

He claimed that if the government does not implement the program, the president’s orders to cease delocalization will amount to nothing more than political posturing.

Under the current rules, which give TSC excessive control over teachers’ rights in the country, he warned, teachers would continue to suffer.

Thurima asked the teachers to engage with the ministry of education and the association to make sure their safety and welfare were taken into consideration rather than bringing up their problems with the chiefs.

Isiolo County Commissioner Geoffrey Omoding issued this directive in response to claims that chiefs in remote areas intimidate teachers. He said that doing so will enable the chiefs to foster good working relationships with the teachers and enable them to carry out their mandates.

Omoding said there were isolated incidents of non-cooperation between teachers and chiefs in the Merti and Oldonyiro wards.

The county commissioner said that chiefs must ensure civil servants in their areas of jurisdiction are not intimidated by criminals, Morans and pupils, especially in remote areas where there is insecurity.

According to Omoding, there have been a few isolated instances of non-cooperation between teachers and chiefs in the Merti and Oldonyiro wards.

The county commissioner stated that chiefs must make sure that civil servants in their areas of control are not intimidated by criminals, Morans, or students, particularly in rural areas where there is unrest.

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