Salary Increment for Teachers is Peanuts, KUPPET tells SRC
Salary Increment for Teachers is Peanuts, KUPPET tells SRC. The Teacher’s Service Commission (TSC) and Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) have been requested by the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) to provide teachers with a more substantial compensation increase.
The Bungoma County Branch KUPPET Executive Secretary General, Mr. Augustine Kundu Luketelo, spoke to the media at Namachanja High School in the Kanduyi constituency after attending its Annual General Meeting AGM. He stated that teachers want a 13-60% pay increase because the 7-10% that have been given are not in line with the high cost of living at the moment.
Luketelo claims that given the workload placed on instructors at public institutions, salaries are still insufficient.
As much as we appreciate the SRC’s efforts to increase the compensation of teachers and other public servants, we think they are insufficient because the majority of the money will go to taxing levies like the NSSF, NHIF, and affordable housing levy, keeping teacher pay at the same level.
The KUPPET official took advantage of the opportunity to encourage students to maintain their good behavior over the break by studying during that time in order to be prepared for their internal and KCSE tests the following term.
In order to ensure that professors attend classes full-time, Mr. Luketelo advised parents to support them when it comes to the school’s tuition policies.
He urged the County’s authorities and education stakeholders to cooperate and raise educational standards by improving school facilities.Mr. Arnold Nyongesa, a KUPPET official representing secondary schools, was also there. He urged students enrolling in university to practice discipline in order to succeed in their studies after four years.
He claimed that the government must carefully reconsider the new funding model for universities because it will be expensive for parents.
The chief principal of Namachanja High School, Mrs. Hellen Any’anga, stated that there are now 2,000 students enrolled there. She also noted that the school’s instructors are dedicated to continuing to provide exceptional teaching.
According to Mrs. Any’anga, the school managed to place fourth in Bungoma County for the KCSE Exams 2022, and 130 students will be starting university in early September as a result.