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KUPPET Issues a Statement Regarding the Strike Notice Ahead of the KCSE and KCPE.

KUPPET Issues a Statement Regarding the Strike Notice Ahead of the KCSE and KCPE.

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has distanced itself from the teachers’ union’s strike notice issued on February 23.

KUPPET Secretary General, Akelo Misori, clarified during an interview on a local TV station on Tuesday, March 1, that the union’s demands issued during the press conference were taken out of context.


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Misori stated that the seven-day strike notice was misinterpreted and that KUPPET did not direct teachers to go on strike.

He explained that KUPPET was only looking for a way to communicate with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) ahead of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations, which were scheduled to take place from the second week of March.

“We are parents as teachers.” When we declare a strike, we go through several channels. During the February 23 press conference, we stated that if TSC did not meet the stated demands, we would convene a National Governing Council (NGC) to provide guidance.

“As the SG, I am just a mouthpiece for the members, and I say what they tell me to say.” “On their own, the media misinterpreted the strike notice,” the SG stated.

Furthermore, the SG chastised Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha for his feelings about the strike notice, saying that he should have sought clarification from the union.

KUPPET Issues a Statement Regarding the Strike Notice Ahead of the KCSE and KCPE.
Education CS Prof. George Magoha.

According to the SG, the misunderstanding has resulted in a backlash from members of the public regarding the decision to call a strike when the national examinations are set to begin.

“I believe the issue was that the CS made statements based on what he read in the media.” He did not come to consult with us on the matter.

“If he was truly worried, he should have called me to clarify our position.” He’s also using it for political purposes, hoping to turn the public against us,” Misori explained.


Magoha, on the other hand, assured candidates that the exams would take place as planned while inspecting the construction of Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) classes.

“As the sector’s leader, I persuaded our colleagues to end the strike, but as a citizen, I believe that nobody, except the President, has the authority to halt these examinations.

“These educators are also parents. They are not administering exams for the government, but rather for themselves “According to the CS.

The 2021-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement is at the heart of the dispute between TSC and the teachers (CBA).



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