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Waalimu Kenya wagoma!

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Ab-Titchaz, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Teachers strike shuts down public schools


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    Knut chairman Wilson Sossion (right) and Secretary General David Okuta addresses teachers at the union headquarters in Nairobi on September 6, 2011. They said the strike would continue until the Government releases money to employ more teachers.



    Many schools across the country were on Tuesday shut down by a teachers' strike called to pressure the government to recruit an additional 28,000 teachers.

    The strike does not affect private schools. In Nairobi, the Kenya National Union of Teachers said the strike would continue until their demands are met.

    Members of Parliament blamed Finance minister Uhuru Kenyatta for the strike, with the House Committee on Education accusing the minister of failing to provide the money to employ teachers.

    Would not turn up

    At the same time, the Knut national executive committee asked parents not to send children to school as teachers would not turn up.

    "We are withdrawing labour from schools countrywide," secretary-general David Okuta said after a meeting at the union's offices in Nairobi.

    At Parliament Buildings, Education committee members claimed credit for proposing cuts in the Budget to raise Sh6.7 billion, part of which was to finance the recruitment.


    But the team blamed Mr Kenyatta for rejecting the proposal and instead allocating the money to the military.

    Committee chairman David Koech said the lawmakers had done their bit in pushing the government to address the teachers' shortage in the country.

    The team was let down by the minister when he rejected the proposal as adopted by the House, Mr Koech said.

    "In the corrigenda (to the Budget estimates) that he tabled in the House, the Minister of Finance had the power to include Sh5 billion for the employment of teachers. He failed to do so," he said, adding: "The onus was and still is with the Minister of Finance."

    But the MPs did not mention that they cut a deal with the Executive in the presence of House Speaker Kenneth Marende to look the other way and postpone the recruitment of teachers until the next Budget.

    Cover back and future taxes

    The lawmakers did this after the Treasury agreed to allocate Sh2 billion from the Contingency Fund to cover their back and future taxes.

    On Tuesday, they ducked questions about what the priorities should be since they were so focused on getting their tax arrears paid, and did not raise a finger when Mr Kenyatta decided to allocate the money saved in the Budget to the military.

    Daily Nation:*- News*|Teachers strike shuts down public schools
     
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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    A teacher with a placard stating his budget outside Harambee Avenue, Nairobi on September 6, 2011 on day two of the teachers' strike.




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    Teachers march along Jomo Kenyatta avenue in Kisumu during the strike on September 6
     
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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Primary school teachers from Kilindini District march to Likoni on September 6, 2011. They demanded to be addressed by education officials over the government's delay in recruitment of more teachers.



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    bongo haaaaaaa ka tulipewa limbwata vile na viongozi................huh
     
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    kilimasera JF-Expert Member

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    Walimu wa shule za umma nchini Kenya wameanza mgomo baada ya serikali kushindwa kutekeleza madai yao ya kuajiri walimu zaidi. Wajumbe wa serikali na viongozi wa chama cha walimu wameshindwa kukubaliana juu ya madai ya kuajiri walimu zaidi kukidhi mahitaji ya masomo nchini Kenya.

    Waziri Mkuu Raila Odinga alikutana Jumatatu na viongozi wa chama cha waalimu katika juhudi za mwisho za kujaribu kuzuia mgomo huo kuendelea, lakini walimu wanashikilia kwamba serikali inabidi kuajiri takriban walimu 19,000.
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    Walimu waanza mgomo [/SUB]


    Mwandishi wa Sauti ya Amerika mjini Nairobi Mwai Gikonyo anaripoti kwamba tatizo kubwa ni kwamba fedha zilizotengwa kuwalipa walimu wapya zimetumiwa kulipa madeni ya wabunge.

    Kwa upande mwingine vyanzo vya habari vinaeleza kwamba fedha hizo za walimu zimetumiwa pia kulipa nyongeza ya mishahara ya wanajeshi.
    Akizungumza na Sauti ya Amerika, mwalimu wa shule ya msingi ya Nivasha, Esther Njuguna anasema tatizo kubwa ni kwamba hawana walimu wa kutosha kukabiliana na idadi kubwa ya wanafunzi. Anasema kwa wastani darasa moja lina karibu wanafunzi 100 kwa mwalimu mmoja.

    "Hatuna walimu wa kutosha na watoto ni wengi sana, inakuwa mwalimu moja anawatoto mia moja," amesema Esther.


    Bongo tutagoma lini????
     
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    it is their right.
     
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