Teachers Point Fingers at MPs for Unresolved Challenges

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Primary teachers in Kenya have voiced their dissatisfaction with the members of parliament’s (Mps) lack of attention to their challenges across the nation.

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) asserts that lawmakers have remained silent regarding the issues they have consistently raised regarding their employment conditions.

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KUPPET Secretary general Akello Misori criticized Members of Parliament for their apparent reluctance to urge the government to tackle these pressing issues.

Misori highlighted concerns raised by teachers regarding the absence of promotions and teacher shortages in schools, resulting in an unfavorable teacher-student ratio.

“Our legislators ought to actively address issues such as the scarcity of promotions and the inadequate number of teachers nationwide,” he stressed.

Speaking to journalists in Homa Bay town, Misori, accompanied by his counterpart from Homa Bay county, Stephen Yogo, emphasized that numerous teachers have grievances requiring government attention.

Misori underscored that these concerns are widely known to the public.

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Secretary-General Akelo Misori

In the recent past teachers have documented their concerns and presented them to their employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), following a nationwide survey.

Some MPs, including National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi, had urged teachers to present the survey findings to parliament to demonstrate the gravity of the issues affecting them.

However, on Friday, Wandayi criticized teachers and their unions, accusing them of not taking their concerns seriously.

He argued that workers’ unions in the country are failing to adequately address the issues raised by their members. “Union leaders are the failures because they neglect issues affecting workers,” Wandayi remarked.

Nevertheless, Misori clarified that they have submitted the report to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and assured teachers that the union will persist in advocating for their concerns.

They remain hopeful that the TSC will promptly address the issues affecting teachers, particularly the disparities in promotions.

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