Vihiga branch KUPPET Secretary general condemns bullying in schools

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Alliance Boys High School has been in the middle of a recent report on bullying, with stunning revelations revealed
Alliance Boys High School has been in the middle of a recent report on bullying, with stunning revelations revealed

A KUPPET union official has condemned the recent bullying at Alliance Boys High school terming it an unfortunate incident which should not go unchallenged. Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Vihiga branch Secretary general Norbert Isambe said the alarming behaviour should be investigated in all schools to ascertain the level of its spread.

He called on teachers to be responsible and ensure the affected students are counselled and the culprits held accountable for their improper actions. He added that as a union, they are ready to partner with the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) to end the vice and asked senior teachers to follow the strict guidelines and policies as presented by the commission.

“The rogue students who are fond of bullying others should have no chance in our modern schools in this time and era,” said Isambe. He said the union, with strongest terms possible, disapproves the act and is urging senior teachers to be in charge and accountable in their respective schools.

At the same time, he laughed off the idea of TSC pegging teacher’s salaries on performance, arguing that it is unattainable and against the spirit of internationally recognized labour laws. “You cannot reduce or peg the salary of teachers based on the performance of students. It will never work,” asserted Isambe. The official was speaking in his office in Mbale town, Vihiga Sub County.