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The stakeholders in a statement read ...
The stakeholders in a statement read by KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion today urged the government to seal legislative and regulatory loopholes to ensure all schools in the country adhere to the minimum set standards including the hiring of qualified teachers.
"There is need to close existing legislative and regulatory loopholes and ensure compliance in relations to the minimum national standards with respect to the provision of education.
Registration of schools must be conditional on full compliance with the minimum standards," he
also observed that there is growing privatization of 'education and fee charging for profit schools' in Kenya and gave the example of Bridge International Academies
stated that in November 2015, the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
(UNCESCR) asked how the state has regulated and monitored informal private schools, or low cost private schools to ensure quality education.
pointed out that the government should fulfil its Primary obligation to properly and adequately fund free quality education for all children regardless of the background.
"This is crucial to Kenya's future and this is about employment of enough teachers so that we do not talk about some teachers being recruited in the rural areas and underpaid," he
further stressed that according to Article 53 of the Constitution, every child has the immediate right to free and compulsory Basic Education.
"This is emphasized in section 28 of the Basic education Act 2013 and Section 7 of the Children's Act 2001," he
The leaders led by Chairman Wilson ...
The leaders led by Chairman Wilson Sossion however stormed out of the meeting saying they had no such powers.
Mr Wilson Sossion
Mr Wilson SossionThe giant teachers union (KNUT) has finally agreed to meet the government to seek ways to end a strike that has palalysed teaching in all public schools.
KNUT chairman Mr Wilson Sossion however insists that the government must honour the 1997 pay deal.
Deputy President RutoKNUT leaders led by Chairman Wilson Sossion have declined to meet government officials to negotiate a pay dispute that has forced over 240,000 teaching force into a nationwide strike that has paralysed teaching in all public schools.
KNUT chairman Wilson ...
KNUT chairman Wilson Sossion
KNUT chairman Wilson Sossion ...
KNUT chairman Wilson Sossion asked teachers to keep off classrooms until their plight is addressed fully.
Most of the pupils have now been left at the mercy on no teacher in sight and instead learning by themselves.
The focus is now on the Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo, to see how he will engage both parties for the seek answers to the on-going strike.
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COTU-K Secretary General Bro. Francis Atwoli EBS,MBS is joined by KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion and Political Leaders in addressing the Teachers and the Kenyan Workers at Uhuru Park.
All Leaders in Trade Union
and Political Class Joined the Teachers at Uhuru Park.
Wilson Sossion, COTU-K 1st Assistant Secretary General and General Secretary of Kenya Electrical Trades and Allied Workers Union Bro.