Last Updated at: 2020-09-16 12:07:00
The government released money for the payment of Board of Management teachers and up to now, most teachers say that they have not been paid. The Ministry of Education has been insisting that money was approved 6 weeks ago.
Appearing live on television interview yesterday, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion said that the assurance of Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha had put the case to rest.
Sossion said that he was convinced that the BOM teachers will be paid and the matter should not be an issue of debate or contestation. However, Sossion did not tell how much sooner the money will reach the teachers.
The memberbofv0arliament remarked that the procedures of issuing the money were in place and that the government was committed to ensuring that the teachers would be paid.
On the school reopening, KNUT SG said that parents should be prepared to have their children back to school at all times. He pointed out that if the curve flattens for more than 14 days there will be no reason for children to stay at home.
Sossion said that children should be prepared to go back to school because the minister of Education has done a lot to ensure that schools and learning institutions are prepared for reopening.
He questioned why Kenyans were not seeing the hardworking efforts by Mr Magoha, citing that the minister has been walking and consulting stakeholders, looking and applying their minds positively on what is best to do with the current situation. He called for the Board of Management and teachers to warm up the resumption of learning.
Me Sossion saluted the president of Kenya for being kind pointing out that unlike other governments where schools have been forced to reopen, Kenya has been allowed to debate democratically within the education sector on the basis of the Ministry of Health guidelines.
Sossion congratulated the Health ministry for being honest with the Covid-19 information and converging their data to a very factual situation.
Board of Management teachers has threatened to hold devolved mega demonstrations this week on Thursday to compel the ministry to release the money into their accounts. Led by Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino and other young Parliamentarians, BOM teachers hopes that the Ministry will hear their cry.
Kahi Indimuli who is the Chairman of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association said that Board of Management money was credited to the bank yesterday on Monday and there might be some delay due to differences in banks.
He said that all teachers will get their money within the week.
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