The Kenya National Union of Post Primary Education (KUPPET) Nandi County Secretary Paul Rotich has urged the national government to either improve the number of workers in registry offices or extend the period set to receive birth certificates in the County by a month. Speaking to West Media in his office, the Nandi County KUPPET Secretary said the issue of birth certificates in the region has become complicated adding that the deadline set by the government that expires after this month isn’t enough. Rotich revealed that the workforce in the registry isn’t sufficient.
The KUPPET Secretary said the government should do away with the long process required to get a birth certificate, and instead, a more summarized guide should be provided that doesn’t weigh heavily on parents and children.
Concerning the issue of staffing in secondary schools, the Nandi KUPPET boss revealed there is a shortage of teachers and the issue needs to be addressed. There are a total of 1,972 post-primary teachers, and there is a shortage of more than 2,000 teachers, which is a real challenge.
Moreover, he said the government should release funds for extracurricular activities on time, and explained that teachers went through tough times setting up the Term 1A games because the government didn’t release the funds on time.