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Fate of Students in Grade 1-3, Class 5-7 and Form 1-3 in Limbo As The Following Fresh Details Emerge

The fate of over ten million learners in Grade 1-3, class 5-7 and form 1-3 to resume their studies next week after short Half term is in limbo following report that teachers may go to a strike. Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) through secretary general Akello Misori now threatens to call for a strike if teachers service commission fails to rise salaries and promote teachers.

According to today Daily Nation, the giant teachers union has blamed TSC for failed negotiation over new collective bargaining agreement leaving teachers without hope of salary increase and promotion in new financial year. Kuppet chairperson and Emuhaya member of parliament Omboko Milemba says that teachers deserve more due to increased responsibility during the pandemic.

Government need to move with speed to prevent further disruption of learning after already disrupted academic calendar. With teachers strike, the fate of millions of learners in public schools to continue with their studies without further disruption now hangs in balance.

In conclusion, teachers service commission should initiate talks with teachers Unions to prevent looming strike in public schools which may further disrupt learning after disruptions that has been occasioned by Covid-19 pandemic.

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