Kenya Union of post primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) through its secretary general Akelo Misori has urged the government to release full capitation to schools to help implement Covid-19 mitigation measures.
He said that for health guidelines set out by the ministry of health to be fully implemented then the government should support schools.
“We urge the government to release full capitation funds for schools to enable them develop the infrastructure necessary for complying with Covid-19 protocols by January 2021,” said Misori in a statement.
Misori made the remarks as he hailed the government for setting aside some funds for cushioning the BOM teachers.
He said that in addition to cushioning BOM teachers and other non-teaching staff members ,the funds will be used to meet obligations for utilities such as electricity, water, telephone and garbage collection.
“We thank President Uhuru Kenyatta and Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha, for hearing the cries of the workers. BOM staff are indispensable to the normal functioning of public schools,” he added.”
He affirmed KUPPET’s support for the community Based learning in conjunction with Nyumba Kumi initiative.
“We urge our members to come up with creative ideas to engage the learners in their respective localities, estates and villages.
Our message to teachers is simple: Even as we coordinate with the multi-sectoral agencies, do not wait for chiefs and provincial administration officials to advise you on this programme,” Misori urged.
He said that the union will map the country with the aim of establishing its members that will be available for the effort.
“Away from curriculum subjects, teachers must bear in mind the social needs of these perilous times and provide a broad-based programme encompassing mentorship, guidance and counselling, hygiene and Covid-19 awareness, the nurturing of life skills, values and community service,” said Misori.
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