Kenya Union of Post Primary Education (KUPPET) has called for the abolition of boarding schools in the country in a bid to ease the workload of teachers.
Led by their secretary General Akole Misori said Boarding schools teachers end up working long hours compared to their counterparts in day school.
Misori who was speaking in Embu Town during a meeting with delegates from the upper and lower eastern regions said rather than the workload of teachers, the abolition will see parents spend more time with their children and contribute to the holistic growth which may not be Achieved in the current set up.
“This is a conversation that all stakeholders and policymakers must start engaging in, said the SG, adding that it will also go along way in limiting cases of insecurity in schools,”
KUPPET chairman Amboko Milemba blamed the Ministry of Education for labelling teachers a necessary service and asking school heads to stay in school for long.
“It is wrong to ask teachers to stay long hours than usual yet you don’t get them money to go back home or give them allowances for that matter,” he said.
He called on the government to move with speed to ensure calm is restored in Laikipia conservancy, adding that they will withdraw their teachers from class should the situation not improved in the days to come.
“If the situation does not improve the soonest, we will have no other choice than to ask teachers to stay away from class,” he said.