KNUT faults gov’t over mass transfer of teachers

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The Kenya National Union of Teachers has faulted the ministry of education over mass transfer of primary school head teachers.

Laikipia County KNUT executive secretary Jackson Thangei said 70 of the teachers who transferred from Laikipia were almost attaining retirement age.

Out of the 70 teachers who received transfer letters 45 were transferred to Samburu while 33 were transferred to Baringo.

Two were taken to Nyeri and Meru counties.

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The teachers he said are disappointed because most of them are almost retiring and have been posted far away from their homes and they are demotivated and the transfers might affect their performances in their new stations.

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The teachers were transferred to Baringo, Samburu and Meru counties, with the executive secretary noting that the move would demoralize the teaching fraternity.

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The KNUT official wondered if the government would give allowances to the teachers adding that the move to transfer teacher could cripple the teachers union.

He noted that in some areas in the country, some senior officials of the National Governing Council of the Union had also been transferred.

This comes as a group of teachers were being trained on how to initiate Amani Clubs in their schools in Laikipia to facilitate coexistence between the different communities in the region.

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National Chesion and Integration Commissioner Dr Roba Sharamo however noted that they supports the transfers and even called on other government institutions to facilitate the transfers of their officers.

Sharamo noted that this would bolster cohesion among the different communities as they learn each other ways of living.

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