The country has seen raise in school strikes in the past few months that have raised an alarm and made the citizens and mostly parents be concerned about the well being of their of their kids. A School such as Vihiga boys burnt down their whole dormitory which forced some students to jump out of the windows for safety.
Another school fire has been reported in Western Region of Kenya at Nambale High School, Business County.Over 200 students spent their night in cold after a fire engulfed their dormitory. The cause of the fire was not immediately established. According to the Deputy commissioner Caroline Onchoka, the school dormitory went on fire while students were in classroom and destroyed all their belongings, including accommodation.
The call for the abolition of boarding schools in Kenya is gaining momentum after secondary school teachers supported the proposed directive. Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) on Saturday, September 11, called on the government to begin the progressive phase-out of boarding schools to ease teachers' workload.
Speaking at a local media House on Tuesday, November 2, Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Chair Omboko Milemba indicated that schools needed to take a short half-term break to ease the pressures. He noted that the Ministry of Education had directed principals not to have half-terms in order to maximise on class work to compensate the time lost ďuring the pandemic last year.
Kuppet Chair Reacts Following MOE Announcement of Midterm Break, Says it is Risky if Trends Continues
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) chairperson Omboko Milemba questioned the ministry of education move to give students Half-term break following unrest that has been seen in schools this term. Speaking to citizen TV on Day Break Emuhaya Member of Parliament said half-term break is good for student but warned that it is risk if trend continues because the students will take over the management.
A form three student in Ainamoi Secondary School in Kericho County is on the run after he allegedly planted a 4-inch nail into the Principal's head. According to reports, the 18 year-old boy had been sent home alongside other students to collect fee arrears. This action might have irked the form three boy as he later returned to the school carrying a piece of wood with a nail planted on its lower side.
Photo/Courtesy It has emerged that the Unions of Kenyan teachers signed a deal with TSC that will not provide any salary increment in the next four years. A thing that has sparked alot of reactions from Kenyans. Moreover, teachers will be forced to go for Teachers Professional Development program at the TSC contracted universities.
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers has been demanding for their salary Increment for the last two years where negotiations and agreements have been on-going. Speaking to the media houses, KUPPET was at the climax of its agreements and the teachers were almost getting what they deserve.
Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers has written to the teachers’ employer demanding a better counter offer for tutors’ new salaries. This comes after the SRC freezed salary reviews for the next two years Citing the ravaging effects of Covid-19 pandemic. KUPPET demands comes only a week to the expiry of the Sh54 billion four-year salary deal signed in 2016 between Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and unions.
Teachers have today been dealt a major blow after Salaries and Renumeration Commission declared that their will not be any pay review for any civil servants in the country. In the circular, the commission has attributed the effects of Covid-19 pandemic as the major reason. 'Pursuant to the constitutional principles of affordability and sustainability, SRC engaged the National Treasury on the projected cost.
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) has threatened to withdraw teachers from the troubled Laikipia County. The giant union says that they are worried with the slow response of security agencies in containing the bandit attacks in the region. According to KTN news, Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers want government to guarantee the security of tutors in the region failure of which it will withdraw all teachers serving in the areas affected by the bandit attacks.
Teachers in Kenya play important role in the life of our children.Sometimes teachers got injured while in the line of duties and nothing is done to protect them against such injuries.Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) Busia Branch now want teachers service commission to activate Workers Injuries Benefit Act (WIBA) to cater for teachers who get injured on the line of duty.
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) is union formed to champion the social welfare of all post primary teachers in the country.The union plays key vital roles in ensuring that all teachers are protected from any oppression and harrassment and their demands solved. Kakamega Kuppet branch has raised an eyebrow demanding the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) to pay all the examiners who played a big role in marking of the 2020 KCSE exams that was Release on 10th May this year by the education cabinet secretary Prof. George Magoha.
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.
Teachers, Collective Bargaining Agreement has been a long journey for the three giant teachers' unions to come into agreement with their employer Teachers Service Commission. Since June 29th, 2021 when the Tsc met the officials of the three recognized teachers unions, to kick start the negotiations, no positive results arrived at the first meeting.
The call for the abolition of boarding schools in Kenya is acquiring momentum after secondary school teachers upheld the proposed directive. Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) on Saturday, September 11, called on the government to start the progressive phase-out of boarding schools to reduce teachers' workload.
Teachers' unions have threatened to strike over a pay raise, and the new academic year, which begins on July 26, could be disrupted. This follows the failure of six-hour talks between the unions and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) the day before. TSC is said to have failed to propose a plan to raise teachers' pay.
Secretary General of Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, Akole Misori, called the government to abolish boarding schools on a view the schools are not effective enough. His utterance has been met with different reactions by parents. Some are against the move while others support it.
Yesterday, the head of state President Uhuru Kenyatta, announced new corona virus containment measures that are aimed at reducing the spread of corona among Kenyans.The president lifted the cessation of movement in the counties that were under lock down, he also reviewed the curfew hours, and the president opened all learning institutions across the nation.
Australian residents and citizens who have been in India within 14 days of the date they plan to return home will be banned from entering Australia as of Monday and those who disobey will face fines and jail, government officials said.Siaya Senator James Orengo now says that the Senate and the National Assembly will pass the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill next week.