In an effort to shield tutors from the catastrophic economic problems being experienced throughout the country, Collins Oyuu, the secretary general of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has demanded a wage rise of 60%. Speaking at the Kenya School of Government-Lower Kabete, Oyuu concurred that teachers' well-being is a crucial component in deciding their success.
The former KNUT Secretary-General Hon Wilson Sosion has alleged that because of the changes he made during his tenure, the vocal leader said that the teachers are earning a very good amount of cash and that is why they are able to afford good housing and luxurious . He said that he worked hard in fighting for the rights of the teachers and that is why he should be celebrated on the milestone that he is making.
(Photo courtesy, former KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion) By Fredrick Ameka. On Monday, October 3, the world marked World Teachers Day and the theme was ‘teachers are central and fundamental in transforming education.' Former Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) SG Mr. Wilson Sossion says different generation of teachers have gone through struggles in fighting for their rights.
Remarks from Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa accusing teachers of the use of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) to wipe out chickens from homes seems to have rubbed instructors the wrong way. Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Collins Oyuu fired back, lamenting that the remarks demeaned teachers and hindered positive engagement with the communities.
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Chairman Omboko Milemba hit out at President William Ruto over his Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) taskforce. Addressing the press on Saturday, October 1, Milemba argued that parents, students and teachers should have representation on the 49-member taskforce unveiled by the Head of State on Friday, September 30.
Kenya national union of teachers (KNUT) is one of the largest Union of teachers that comprise of members drawn from both primary and secondary schools. The union comprise of 8 leaders who see to it that teachers’ welfare and grievances are taken well care of. There are various reasons that can make teachers who are employed under the umbrella of the Teachers Service Commission TSC, to quit the Union .
The new government during campaign showed signs of dissatisfactory with new curriculum of education alias CBC. This gave many people an illusion that, should the Kenya kwanza take power may CBC will be done away with. To a surprise of many, the deputy president Riggathi Gachagua has now reiterated that CBC will not be abolished by their government. Speaking during the official closure of schools music festival in Kisumu, Rigathi assured the education cabinet secretary that, the formation of CBC task force is
CBC is now a matter of discussion with Kenyans including education stakeholders,teachers, politicians and parents divided on whether the education curriculum should be scrapped off or not.Many have termed the curriculum as very expensive and it's poorly implemented. Others have insisted that CBC should stay and it is the best.President William Ruto has already promised to form a task force that will collect the opinion about the curriculum before taking the next step. Wilson Sossion former KNUT boss has also
Teachers are beeing criticized and mocked on Whatsapp and other social media platforms everyday, this is after they use food that have been collected from parents for use in the competence based curriculum system and other related practicals like swimming on the floors have reacted to the taskforce. According to their message they are the ones who knows the real feel of what CBC is.
While responding to Kimilili constituency member of Parliament honourable Didmus Baraza allegations that teachers have been exploiting parents by asking learners to bring hens to school for CBC practicals, Kenya national union of teachers (KNUT) has said that they don't eat chickens meant for children assignments but they just use it for demonstrations. The member of Parliament was alleging that CBC should be scrapped off by the new regime because it has failed to meet its objectives. He added that the new curriculum
Teachers have vehemently denied MP Didmus Barasa's claim that they have taken advantage of CBC practicals to wipe out chickens from homes. KNUT Secretary General Collins Oyuu said Barasa's remarks are disrespectful and demeaning to teachers. He demanded an apology from the lawmaker. Oyuusaid teachers now feel embarrassed and looked down upon .
President William Ruto has appointed 49 men and women to spearhead reforms in the education sector. The 49-member team will be led by Raphael Munavu who was Ruto's Masters' supervisor as the chairperson. It has emerged that the chairperson, Munuva was President Ruto's principal at Chiromo campus.
Former KNUT Secretary General Honorable Wilson Sossion's appearance at a meeting presided over by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has caused a stir on the internet, with some speculating that Sossion will be offered a lucrative position in William Ruto's administration. A lot of Kenyans, including me, thought he was going to be nominated to William Ruto's cabinet after he made it easy for UDA's Hillary Sigei to win her Senate seat in Bomet County.
On Saturday, October 1, Milemba spoke to the media and stated that the 49-member commission that the Head of State announced on Friday, September 30, should include parents, students, and instructors. He made the case that because the three groups had first-hand experience with CBC, they could offer the team insightful criticism.
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is an independent body that is mandated by the law of Kenya to recruit, promote, discipline and transfer teachers. Under its leadership the CEO Dr Nancy Macharia, Teachers Service Commission came up with an idea of taking back all trained teachers in both private and public schools back to class for a short course known as TPD.
In the National Assembly of Kenya, Wilson Sossion, a legislator and teacher from Kenya, was nominated to represent the interests of workers during President Uhuru's tenure. There has been a stir online because former KNUT Secretary General Honorable Wilson Sossion attended a meeting presided over by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.
Educators have been infuriated by a proclamation by Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa on Skill Based Educational plan practicals. Kenya Public Association of Educators (Knut) Secretary-General Collins Oyuu said the comment painted educators in terrible light. Mr Oyuu requested a conciliatory sentiment from the official. "Our attention is on expressions made by one Didmus Barasa, MP for Kimilili.
According to Thursday's, 22nd of September 2022, Kenyans newspaper, teachers have declined mp Didmus Barasa's statement that he addressed at one of the funerals in Bungoma, saying that teachers have been using the new education system (CBC) to wipe out chickens from homes through children, he claimed that teachers have used this for their benefits.
Teachers yesterday urged the government to include them in the CBC taskforce that President William Ruto had previously mentioned. The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) declared that they would be crucial in contributing to the discussion of the difficulties in implementing the CBC. Akelo Misori, the secretary-general of the Kuppet, reported that the union has also written to the Ministry of Education to request that teachers' unions be included in the taskforce.
Today, Dennis Itumbi, one of Kenya's well-known social media stars, tweeted on his twitter profile, "Dear CS Magoha." Paying examiners To withhold their payments for this long is unfair. Examiners must beg for their salary after each marking cycle, which is counterproductive because you want the quickest marking and results.