West Pokot KNUT official warns against transfer of headteachers

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West Pokot KNUT Executive Secretary Martin Sembelo lauded schools that performed well in the 2017 KCSE, including Kapenguria Boys High School
West Pokot KNUT Executive Secretary Martin Sembelo lauded schools that performed well in the 2017 KCSE, including Kapenguria Boys High School

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) West Pokot branch executive secretary has urged the government not to transfer teachers in excelling schools in the County for stability to be established.

County KNUT Executive Secretary Martin Sembelo cautioned the government against the move, saying it will affect education stability in the County.

He also criticized area politicians for meddling with education matters in the County. He said some are interfering with the school management and transfer of teachers in the County, adding that it’s a common practice.

Mr. Sembelo revealed that several head teachers had been forced to change schools following intense pressure and instigation by politicians.

Sembelo lauded schools in the County which posted good results in this year’s KCSE exams, notably Kapenguria Boys High School, Ortum and Chewoyet High school. “It’s the first time three schools have featured on top positions nationally. The good results are as a result of hard work and stability in the County,” he said.

He said all these at his home in Lityei village when celebrating the victory of his two children Laban Chumba who got an A-minus with a mean score of 78 from Maseno Boys and Nancy Cheruto from Moi Girls Eldoret who scored a B-plus of 71.