The Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers (KUSNET) has requested a budget of Sh56 billion for the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
The union is urging lawmakers to pass the budget before the next budget is read in April so that the TSC can fulfill requests about teacher pay.
Teachers would be eligible for pay increases in accordance with collective bargaining agreements if the budget was adopted. The budget was suggested by the TSC to allow for a raise in teachers’ salaries.
It is time for Kenyan MPs to approve the Sh56 billion that the TSC had recommended spending to enhance the agreement’s execution, according to James Torome, the secretary general of KUSNET.
In contrast to informal talks about the budget’s approval on the street or in other settings, which are worsening the situation, he emphasized the necessity of MPs undertaking an official debate in Parliament.
Together with KUSNET Vice Chairman Daniel Yator and the National Trustee Jackson Odindo, Torome also asked the government not to privatize educational institutions. He noted that privatization will raise the expense of education for many Kenyans.
KUSNET’s request for budget approval comes as Kenyan teachers struggle with inadequate pay and unfavorable working conditions.
The union is committed to ensuring that teachers’ welfare is enhanced, and the proposed budget’s acceptance would be a big step in that direction.
The proposed budget would give the TSC the ability to satisfy the rising demand for teacher pay, which would raise their morale and increase productivity.
KUSNET is encouraging lawmakers to expedite the budget’s adoption so that it can be implemented before the next budget is read in April