Teachers in Bungoma have welcomed the appointment of Amina Mohamed to Education Cabinet Secretary.
Kenneth Ngangah, the branch's Knut executive secretary, said they were optimistic that she will perform well in her new office.
They said President Uhuru Kenyatta did well to transfer former Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i saying he had turned out to be a dictator to teachers.
"As teachers, we are happy with the changes. Matiang'i, much as he started well, turned out to be a bully and a dictator in his dealings with teachers," Ngangah said.
Speaking in Bungoma town on Sunday, the Knut official called on the new Cabinet Secretary to convene a meeting with education stakeholders once she is sworn in.
He said it was regretful that Matiang'i failed to have an education stakeholders' meeting throughout his tenure in office.
''We want her to engage us on the challenges affecting the education sector," the union official said.
Ngangah said: "As teachers, we will support the new CS until she steers the education sector to greater heights."
He also called on fathers to be attending school meetings instead of delegating the duty to their wives.
"Let the men also attend AGMs in schools to know the problems their children face. It is wrong to leave the duty to women," he said.
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