- The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) wants the government to increase the allocation for primary schools per pupil from Sh 3000 to 5000.
Willis Inganga, Secretary-General of the KNUT Western Region says the capital increase will enable primary schools to compete with day secondary schools, which receive Sh 26,000.
The officials are now requesting that the government establish a special docket within the ministry to support the payments of support staff in primary institutions.
He was speaking during the Kenya Primary Schools Heads Association (KEPSHA) western region annual meeting at the Farmview Hotel.
The Western Region of the Kenya Primary Schools Heads Association (KEPSHA) held their annual meeting to discuss access to learning in the post-covid-19 era and other pandemics.
The meeting aimed to assist school CEOs in adapting to changes in management that will assist them in dealing with the challenges posed by pandemics.
Speaking at the Farmview Hotel, regional Education Director Stephen Balongo praised the teachers for their efforts in preparing two sets of candidates in a short period of time, as well as their unwavering commitment to ensuring CBC’s success.
“I want to extend my gratitude to teachers who have toiled to complete the syllabus within the compressed school calendar. We are all determined and set as an association to reactivate KEPSHA county branches, working around the clock to raise regional standards and develop learners’ competence that will enable them succeed in life,” said Balongo.
He urged teachers to accept the responsibility of producing an all-around student with the necessary knowledge, skills, and moral character to function in society.
The Kenyan constitution of 2010 mandates free and compulsory education for all Kenyan children.
“The government of Kenya has given us the special responsibility to mould Kenyan children in education and co-curricular activities, CBC will help us achieve this as it advocates for specializations hence embracing all talents in the society,” noted Balongo.