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Articles from Kenya

  1. Standards and working conditions 22 June 2012

    How KNUT got rid of contract teachers

    The action taken by KNUT to prevent the recruitment of teachers on contract not only ensured that education is protected against the shocks of economy which could lead to cuts directed at the education sector but also set the trend for continued recruitment of qualified teachers in Kenya. It also...

    How KNUT got rid of contract teachers
  2. Standards and working conditions 24 May 2012

    Kenya: Pay and teacher shortages at top of union agenda

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), one of EI’s national affiliates, has been strongly advocating for a 300 per cent pay rise, and is carrying out a survey on the shortage of educators in the country and its impact on the delivery of quality education. In January, KNUT also...

    Kenya: Pay and teacher shortages at top of union agenda
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 12 January 2012

    Kenya: teachers under threat over exam results

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), one of EI’s national affiliates, has condemned the surge of violence against teachers following the release of the results for the national Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations (KCPE).

    Kenya: teachers under threat over exam results
  4. Standards and working conditions 30 September 2011

    Kenya: Union wins permanent contracts for teachers

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has won its campaign to secure permanent contracts for more than 18,000 teachers. The move will benefit teachers who are currently employed on temporary contracts and will provide them with more favourable terms and conditions that include a higher salary and pension rights...

    Kenya: Union wins permanent contracts for teachers
  5. Standards and working conditions 12 September 2011

    Kenya: Teachers protest in nationwide strike

    School will start a little later than usual this year in Kenya as teachers have gone out on strike across the country to demand the government awards permanent contracts to thousands of teachers.

    Kenya: Teachers protest in nationwide strike
  6. Standards and working conditions 7 March 2011

    Kenya: Unionists demand permanent contracts for teachers

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) acting national chairman Wilson Sossion has urged the government to stop hiring teachers under fixed-term contracts.

    Kenya: Unionists demand permanent contracts for teachers
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 31 January 2011

    Teachers join voices on Education for All in Africa

    Teacher unionists from around the world have called for renewed investment in education and teachers to ensure Africa’s future and to meet Education For All commitments on the recruitment and retention of qualified teachers.

    Teachers join voices on Education for All in Africa
  8. Standards and working conditions 8 July 2010

    Kenya: Teacher shortage to be recognised a national disaster

    EI affiliate in Kenya, the Kenyan National Union of Teachers (KNUT), urged “the government to declare the shortage of teachers a national disaster,” reported the national newspaper Daily Nation.

    Kenya: Teacher shortage to be recognised a national disaster
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 May 2010

    EI joins civil society to deliver education finance training

    Education International has joined the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), Action Aid International and Africa Network Campaign on Education for All, for an intensive training programme on education financing in the East African Sub-region.

    EI joins civil society to deliver education finance training
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 20 September 2009

    Kenyan union insists on proper jobs for properly trained teachers

    As the school year begins across Kenya, the Kenya National Union of Teachers, KNUT, has successfully initiated legal action to block government plans to hire ‘intern’ teachers, fearing that this new development would create a new sub-class of underpaid teachers, which would further endanger the achievement of quality education.

    Kenyan union insists on proper jobs for properly trained teachers
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 30 January 2009

    Kenya: Teachers demand immediate salary increases and respect for union rights

    After successfully negotiating a collective agreement including substantial salary increases, Kenyan teachers are now in their second week of strike demanding that the raise be effective immediately.

    Kenya: Teachers demand immediate salary increases and respect for union rights
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 19 May 2008

    Kenya: KNUT’s commitment to EFAIDS unshaken by unrest

    The post-election unrest in Kenya has not dulled the commitment of the Kenya National Union of Teachers to advancing EFA and halting HIV and AIDS. The union gathered forty of their members in Ngong Town, southern Kenya, to participate in a national training of trainers (TOTs) session on April 23,...

    Kenya: KNUT’s commitment to EFAIDS unshaken by unrest
  13. News 8 February 2008

    Kenyan teachers respond to crisis

    Leaders and members of Kenya's education unions are struggling to respond to the post-election violence and unrest that have convulsed their country since late December. Francis M. Ng'ang'a, Secretary General of the Kenya National Union of Teachers, said that the union is working on an emergency programme to bring affected...

    Kenyan teachers respond to crisis
  14. Standards and working conditions 18 June 2007

    Kenya: Government lifts 10-year teacher employment embargo

    The Kenyan government has lifted a 10-year employment embargo and announced extra funding for education, though the measures fall short of what is required to ensure adequate allocation of teachers.

    Kenya: Government lifts 10-year teacher employment embargo
  15. Trade union rights are human rights 18 April 2007

    KNUT/Kenya awards schools on HIV/AIDS prevention efforts

    In October 2006 a competition for schools participating in the KNUT/AFT HIV/AIDS programme got off the ground with the involvement of 105 schools. EI provided support for this initiative which was heralded as an excellent method of motivating schools to step up their HIV/AIDS education efforts.

    KNUT/Kenya awards schools on HIV/AIDS prevention efforts
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 12 February 2007

    Teachers Matter: New Report on HIV in Kenya

    A new study conducted by the Population Council/Horizons Programme finds that teachers are being neglected by initiatives to prevent the spread of HIV and recommends further action to train and provide services to teachers on HIV prevention, care and support and the reduction of stigma.

    Teachers Matter: New Report on HIV in Kenya
  17. Union growth 5 December 2006

    Kenya: Education minister thanks UASU for calling off strike

    A six-week strike by university lecturers has been called off by their union, EI affiliate the University Academic staff Union (UASU), to pave way for negotiations.

    Kenya: Education minister thanks UASU for calling off strike
  18. Standards and working conditions 12 June 2006

    Kenya: State agrees to discuss teachers' pay

    The Kenyan Government has finally agreed to meet teachers for discussions over the implementation of salary increases after vigorous campaigning by EI affiliate the KNUT.

    Kenya: State agrees to discuss teachers' pay