Teachers threaten to derail KCSE over pay
TEACHERS will not supervise or mark this year's national examinations if the government fails to harmonise their salaries and allowances with that of other civil servants. The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers took issue with what they termed as discrimination in salary allocation by the government. Kuppet Deputy Secretary General Moses Nthurima made the remarks at a press conference in Kisumu yesterday. He faulted the government for failure to conform their salary and allowances to other civil servants which he maintained was discrimination that is prohibited under the new law.
Accompanied by Kisumu County Kuppet Secretary General John Hadulo and Chairman Zablon Awange, Nthurima said they will engage their members not to take part in this year’s events related to the KCSE. He pointed out that there is need for the State to harmonize Teachers’ salaries countrywide before a fresh negotiation begins to increase their salaries.