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KUPPET Issues Four Demands Ahead of School Reopening

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  • The Kenya Association of Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) on Tuesday, May 4, filed four allegations against the Ministry of Education before the school reopened on Monday, May 10.

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    KUPPET Secretary General Akelo Misori urged the ministry to re-publish the semester dates for parents and school principals to avoid confusion.

    He also asked the ministry to address the uncertainty over the resumption of learning activities at all grade levels.

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    Misori also raised the issue of accounting finances noting that the government was behind schedule in the release of capital funds.

    “Most importantly, the ministry must urgently address the financial problems of the school before it reopens. As we speak, it is behind the schedule in the delivery of capital funds.

    “Activities in many schools stand closely with head teachers and principals unable to fulfill the responsibilities of their schools,” Misori said.

    Finally, the coalition called on the Ministry to address the shortage of teachers in schools at primary and secondary school levels.

    Misori added that the 100 per cent shift policy for KCPE candidates and the establishment of a new class have revealed a shortage of about 97,000 teachers.

    “It will be very important for the government to ensure that with learning well done in our schools, we are addressing the shortage of teachers.

    “Worse, it is something about 25,000 teachers are likely to retire by Wednesday, June 30,” he said.

    The news comes as teachers marking the KCSE exams at Moi Girls and the Girls’ Palace in Nairobi took to the streets to protest against unpaid allowances.

    Teachers complained about their condition noting that they had taken to the streets after the government failed to address their plight.

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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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