Jubilee Senator calls on gov’t to pay teachers
The Nandi County Senator Stephen Sang has challenged the government to source for money and pay the teachers the 50 – 60 percent pay rise awarded by the court.
Sang says that the teachers’ right must be respected by both the government and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), which he accused of being inconsiderate to teachers.
The Nandi Senator argues that the future of the Kenyan child is at stake if learners continue to stay out of school and if teachers’ issues are not resolved urgently.
The Senator’s remarks comes just a day after the Teachers Service Commission boss Lydia Nzomo said the teachers would be served with disciplinary letters and have 14 days to defend themselves.
Mr. Sang challenged the national government to put together all education stakeholders including TSC, the Treasury and Ministry of Education so as to ensure quick resolution on how to implement the Industrial Court’s ruling on how to implement the teachers’ pay.
Sang opined that it is no longer about teachers but implementing the court order.
The teachers’ strike, which in its second week has paralysed operations in all public schools across the country with the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) calling on their members to stay put and ignore the TSC threats.
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