Two Kisii County elected leaders have shown some commitment by supporting reforms in education sector even as teachers’ trade union demands repeal of others.
This comes even after Kisii Governor James Ongwae and legislator Alpha Miruka stressed on the urgent need for changes in the sector to improve teachers’ remuneration and academic performance.
Speaking during KNUT Members’ Annual General meeting at Don Bosco secondary school in Gucha sub County, Kisii Governor James Ongwae called for inclusion of teachers’ medical insurance in their retirement package as teachers cannot meet their medication expenses which increased after final termination of their service.
He however complained over delays in release of funds to counties by the National Treasury assuring the area MP of his government’s commitment to complete construction of stalled ECD classrooms upon receipt of the money.
Legislator Alpha Miruka also criticized the de-localization of teachers by the education ministry after nationalization of form one selection and added if boarding schools were abolished the later policy will be irrelevant.
However, the KNUT secretary general, Wilson Sossion, and John Matiang’i (National Treasurer) among other national officials, reiterated the union members’ threat to withdrawal services come September 1 2018 if their demands were not heeded