The Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers (KUSNET) is urging lawmakers to approve the Teachers Service Commission’s (TSC) proposed budget of Sh56 billion before the next budget is read in April.
The TSC had suggested the budget to accommodate a salary increment for teachers, which is crucial due to the high cost of living that has made it difficult for teachers to make ends meet.
This has negatively impacted teachers’ welfare and contributed to their struggle with inadequate pay and unfavorable working conditions. KUSNET is committed to ensuring that teachers’ working conditions are improved, and the proposed budget’s acceptance would be a big step in that direction.
Therefore, KUSNET is encouraging lawmakers to officially debate the budget’s approval in Parliament and expedite its adoption to enhance teachers’ morale and productivity.
Additionally, KUSNET is urging the government not to privatize educational institutions as it would make education costly for many Kenyans