9 November 2012

Kenya: Pay Private Tutors Well, Union Says

Private have been put on notice for paying peanuts to their teachers while reaping huge profits from their ventures.

The coordinator of National Union of Private School Teachers, James Okeyo has asked private school proprietors to pay teachers well.

Okeyo said school investors in Migori were paying their teachers as little as Sh3,000 per month. He this is peanuts compared to Rift Valley and Kisii regions.

Okeyo said some unscrupulous proprietors hire high school leavers, when trained teachers ask for more pay. He also accused the owners of delaying teachers' salaries.

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