The official, accompanied by school heads and students from various schools, was speaking at Nyamagwa Seventh Day Adventist ( SDA) Mixed Secondary School, Kisii county during a career and mentorship program organized by county lawmaker, Dorice Donya Aburi.

“We do not know why the council has not paid the examiners. Teachers are contracted professionals and deserve to be paid,” Onkeo said.

Kitutu Masaba MP Clive Gisairo, a member of the Education Departmental Committee, said he was aware the examiners had not been paid by the council, adding, the ministry will give them a priority.

He asked the council to review the payment for teachers per script and change the model to enable them to detect when there are problems in marking.

He appealed to opposition leaders to stop the ongoing protests, saying they were disrupting learning at schools and would affect the education calendar.

Lawmakers Steve Mogaka ( West Mugirango), Senator Okongo Omogeni ( Nyamira) and nominated senator, Essy Okenyuri, and area Ward Representative, Steve Arika urged students who do not qualify to join universities to join Technical Training and Vocational Institutes, acquire skills to boost their lives.

Donya lauded a move by President William Ruto’s willingness to dialogue with the Azimio la Umoja leader, Raila Odinga, saying it will end the protests, which had affected various sectors.

She supported the teacher’s concern about the impact of the protests on education, noting they were affected by Covid 19 and would not like to be affected by the demonstrations.

“The teachers had a crash program and covered four terms in one year. I am happy Raila has called off the protests to give room for dialogue,” Donya noted.


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