Teach­ers in ‘po­lit­i­cally in­cor­rect’ Kisumu be­ing ha­rassed over tu­ition, says Kup­pet

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nyanza -

The Kenya Union of Post-Pri­mary Ed­u­ca­tion Teach­ers Kisumu branch has threat­ened to stage demon­stra­tions against “ha­rass­ment” of teach­ers over ex­ams and re­me­dial tu­ition. Ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary Zablon Awange said al­though tu­ition is il­le­gal, Kup­pet is against hu­mil­i­a­tion of teach­ers, par­tic­u­larly in “po­lit­i­cally in­cor­rect ar­eas” of Kisumu.

He said pri­vate tu­ition is ram­pant coun­try­wide, but Ed­u­ca­tion Cabi­net Sec­re­tary Fred Ma­tiang’i and PS Be­lio Kip­sang are con­cen­trat­ing on Kisumu. “This is where raids have been con­ducted com­mando style by po­lice in Ahero and Kenya Re, among other ar­eas. Teach­ers are hauled into Land Cruis­ers in the full glare of TV cam­eras and dumped in filthy cells be­fore be­ing ar­raigned in court,” he said.

Awange said the Teach­ers Ser­vice Com­mis­sion has been very swift to in­ter­dict those charged. He said the teach­ers should be treated hu­manely and re­spect­fully be­cause no par­ent is co­erced to pay.

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