Knut issues strike threat ahead of Magoha meeting

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Knut National Chairman Wycliffe Omucheyi (left) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion addressing the media. Courtesy.

Teachers have threatened to call a strike ahead of a crucial meeting with Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha on Tuesday.

The meeting is set to discuss the implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion set the tone for the meeting with demands that Teachers Service Commission (TSC) withdraws suspension letters recently issued to 160 teachers and suspends the curriculum implementation.

He said, should the affected teachers fail to be reinstated, their strike will be inevitable.

Knut also wants the ministry to suspend the implementation of delocalisation exercise which has caused an uproar in the education sector with the union saying the policy was being implemented without a legal framework in place.