The Kenya Union of Primary Teachers is now calling on the government to pay outstanding teachers’ debts.
According to national president Omboko Milemba, the union is in talks with teacher William Ruto to raise shs 100 billion to meet the basic duties of teachers.
He spoke at Cuppet’s annual general meeting in St. Columbans High School, Kitale on Saturday.
Teacher Services has approved the 2021-2025 collective agreement to promote teachers.
After five years, CBA will introduce improvements for deputy directors, heads of departments and executive directors, who previously worked without much salary, he said.
The current salary for a teacher in job category B1 is Sh24,250.
If the proposal is accepted, teachers in job group D5 will receive a salary of up to Sh89,016.
As a result, the highest paid teacher will receive Sh237,376 as opposed to the current Sh148,360.
Milemba also wants the Teacher Insurance Medical Scheme to be renamed as the National Health Insurance Fund.
He told the government that instead of requiring teachers to choose one, they should choose from several health insurances.
Milemba admitted that the victims and their families have suffered a lot.
AON Minet now offers medical insurance to teachers and their families.
Milemba suggested that a memorandum of understanding be signed between TSC and NHIF to enable the teachers to begin medical treatment.
NHIF, a government body, should not be bothered by private insurance companies to provide services to teachers or other government workers, he said.
The senator said it was contradictory that the NHIF offered a comprehensive package to some civil servants while offering services through AON Minet.
According to Trans Nzoia Lands executive and Kuppet Foundation assistant Jeany Mutama, the county government will work with teachers to expand their work.
According to Environment, Water and Climate Change Executive Patrick Gacheru, teachers are encouraged to participate in the initiative to increase the country’s forest cover.
Public Affairs Representative Jackson Wanyungu called on teacher leaders to collaborate to achieve their goals.
According to the provincial government, you have the right to participate in discussions about issues and principles of governance.
According to Governor George Nathembeya’s deputy, Julie Kitchwe, the Executive Director of Vocational Education and Training, the early childhood teachers will be employed permanently and benefit from a pension.
He advocated that funds be allocated for an enhanced curriculum to help gifted but disabled children.
He continued: “The additional budget to cover vocational training has allowed students to get a head start.”