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TEACHERS STRIKE PARALYSES LEARNING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Teachers stand their ground
Students in private schools will always be privileged when it comes to learning compared to their counterparts in public institutions is without a doubt.

Schools just opened yesterday for the first term of 2015 and as students in private schools walk in to kick off their classes to the much expectant teachers in their institutions, those in public schools are still stuck at home thanks to the teachers strike.

Teachers in public schools countrywide have heeded calls from their unions to stay away from classrooms following failed negotiations on remunerations between the Teacher’s Service Commission (TSC) and the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT).

Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazugu Kambi has offered to meditate in the dispute however KNUT chairman, Mudzo Nzili has maintained that they will only return to the negotiating table if the government has a tangible offer for teachers.

TSC has now set January 9 as the next date for another round of talks.

Completing the syllabus has never been an easy task, and with each day students are forced to stay out of classes, it even becomes a much bigger challenge to achieve the same on time.

KENYANS ON SOCIAL MEDIA ‘JOKE’ ABOUT THE TEACHERS STRIKE

Kenyans have taken their usual peculiar humour on social media to comment on the teachers strike and below is a hilarious joke that has been going viral.

Teacher: “Who is the
President of Kenya?”
Children:”Raila Odinga”
Teacher: “Correct, and the
Minister of Defence?”
Children: “Anyang’ Nyong’o”
Teacher: “Correct. What is
the capital city of
Kenya?”
Children: “Kisumu”
Teacher: “Very good, and who
composed the
National Anthem?”
Children: “Size 8″
Teacher: “Excellent. What
do you call people from
Moscow?”
Children: “Mosquitoes.”
Teacher: “Perfect. How
much is 2 + 5?”
Children:”25.”
Teacher: “That’s great,
you’re going to be stupid like this
until your government increases
my salary!”

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