For many years, teachers in Kenya have been complaining about low wages and poor working conditions, with many teachers struggling with poverty despite their huge contribution to the country. After years of complaining it seems President Uhuru Kenyatta finally remembered him along with other civil servants.
According to the latest reports, teachers are among the biggest winners in the last budget of Sh3.31 trillion before President Kenyatta retires.
According to a report by Daily Nation, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is set to receive an additional Sh15 billion for the 2022/23 financial year. The extra money is for salary hikes and recruitment of new teachers.
Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani is said to have allocated an additional $14.9 billion to TSC. This means the TSC budget has increased from 281.7 billion to 296.6 billion this year. According to a source in the National Assembly Education Committee, the extra money is to appease teachers who are very unhappy with Uhuru’s government. , This has prompted the government to do something before the elections.
The move comes months after TSC offered a non-monetary 2021-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) to teacher unions. The CBA has angered many teachers across the country.