Knut readies for Education Conference-2021
This year, Education Conference will take place tomorrow 23rd, November , 2021.
The theme for this year is Teachers’ Role in The Realization of Education 2030 Agenda
This morning, KNUT Secretary General, Collins Henry Oyuu was at Switch TV to articulate this role, the expectation of the society on teachers and the expectation of teachers on the society for the realization of Education 2030 agenda.
As a matter of clarity, the SG started by stating that Education is an integral pillar of Kenyan Vision 2030 , a National economic call that was put in place by the experts to enable our country edge her space among her Independence peers such as Singapore and Korea.
The SG stated that Education, especially teachers, remain a pivotal player without which the society will continue paying the prize of underdevelopment.
“A skilled teacher work-force, a well remunerated teacher, a teacher working under well researched and straight forward policies, a teacher who works under a standardized working conditions and that teacher who feels genuinely motivated, appreciated and valued is what Kenya requires to achieve her Vision 2030”, the SG said.
As a Union, the SG stated that KNUT will always work harmoniously with relevant stakeholders to ensure that the teachers of Kenya rank top in Africa in terms of training, relevance, professionalism and remuneration.
The SG stated that “the Vision 2030 was founded during the Kibaki Government (2002-2012) with appreciation that it must grow with the children right from pre-school, through to the University to make them the future drivers of our economy”
He urged the Ministry of Education, through KICD to make the curriculum as relevant as possible to the Vision 2030, engage in capacity building for teachers, provide relevant facilities in our learning instructions, achieve global teacher-pupil ratio and watch as the teachers deliver.
The SG stated that Kenyan teachers rank top in the Continent, and even globally, hence there is nothing that will stop them from playing their rightful role for the people of Kenya.
While stating that the era of wars and media noise in the sector is gone and buried, he emphasized that the welfare of teachers remain the cardinal responsibility about which the current Leadership at KNUT will never sleep.
The Secretary General was accompanied to the discussion by KNUT Executive Officer Mark Oseno who called upon teachers to support the Union as they deliver in a non-descriptive, peaceful environment where negotiation and sharing of ideas take center stage.