A teachers’ union wants the government to fast track the construction of more classrooms in the country.
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) said it was not possible for students to continue learning under trees since there were rains.
Many schools have been forced to conduct learning under trees to realise the social distancing among learner’s to avert Covid-19 spread.
“The policy to advise teachers to have classes under the trees is a policy that will not work. The government should give extra money for building infrastructure in our schools,” said Kuppet national chair Omboko milemba.
Milemba asked education ministry to stop public relations stunts and ensure schools were funded to set up more classrooms.
Milemba was speaking in Kapsabet during the election of branch officials of the union where over 1,500 tutors turned up to cast their votes.
Jairo Tormoi was elected the Nandi County chairperson with Rono deputizing him.
Paul Rotich became the executive secretary with Tecla Lagat becoming his assistant.
The election also saw Hillary Tarus Kechego win as the organizing secretary, Bhakit Salim become the teasurer to be assisted by Zablon Songok.
Other elected officials include Nelly Tanui (Secretary, gender) Madam Eunice (secretary, secondary) and Laban Sugut (secretary, tertiary).