The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) on Thursday asked Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha to stop politicking education issues and include unions in crucial education discussions.
The committee was formed early this week to advice the ministry of education on most appropriate ways of reopening schools amid Covid-19 pandemic and to also try to find ways to have learning continued.
“The union despite being a principal player in the Basic Education sub-sector, Magoha has continued to maliciously exclude it from major decision-making processes that would define the future of education of this country,” said Sossion.
“Anything without our involvement and participation cannot be for us. Nothing for us without us,” added the Secretary General.
The KNUT SG further poked holes in the committee that was formed citing the inclusion of non-professionals in the education sector.
By not involving the union, Sossion added that Magoha had contravened the international convention, treaties, protocols and agreements as provided for within the International Labor Organization (ILO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the union’s constitution.
Mr. Sossion now demands immediate inclusion in the committee after his counterpart in KUPPET, Akello Misori received an invitation letter to join the committee