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KNUT will not defend teachers involved in illegal private tution

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) will not defend any teacher arrested for conducting private tuition for students against the governments’ directives to close schools to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
KNUT Siaya County Executive secretary Gilbert Ndolo told teachers and parents who have organised for private tuitions in their homes following closure of schools that they are on their own and will face the consequences of their actions when the law catches up with them.
“We have noticed that some parents in the county have organised private tuition for their children at home. Some teachers have gone as far as gathering students from different homes for tuition in private buildings. This is unacceptable and a sign of unbridled greed for money as the country grapples with the spread of coronavirus.
You will have to carry your own cross for going against government`s directives of social distancing. We will not be there for you,” Ndolo told the teachers.
He said teachers should be at the forefront in helping the government in fighting the spread of the virus and not be the ones disobeying directives by the government since their students will emulate them.
The county Knut executive secretary on the other hand urged both the County and National governments to incorporate teachers in hygiene sensitisation campaigns to help curb the virus which has threatened to bring the global economy to its knees.
By Brian Ondeng’

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