Education CS welcomes court order directing lectures to end strike

Sports CS Ambassador Amina Mohamed at a past briefing. The CS did not qualify for the final round in the WTO top job./COURTESY

Nairobi,KENYA:Cabinet Secretary for Education Amina Mohammed has welcomed the court order that directs lecturers to be back to classes pending their negotiation with the government and other stakeholders.

Addressing the education stakeholders during the launch of strategic plan for placement services, the Cs noted that the employment and labor Relations court ordered both teaching and non teaching staff from the universities to resume work.

Justice Onesmus Makau on Friday directed the lecturers to call of their strike pending government talks on the same.

The Cs reiterated that government is very ready to have talks with lectures over the matter but only after they have obeyed court order of resuming classes

“The courts have spoken and provided the direction as all staff should have resumed duty by today,” Siad Amina

As the strike continues to paralyze leanings in government varsities, the lecturers have vowed not to relent in their push for a counter offer by the government even after the court order released on Friday by the high court.

However, during the launch of strategic placement plan, turning to the 2018/2019 selection of the total 606,394 candidates who sat the 2017 KCSE, 69151,of them scored a mean grade of C+, the minimum required to join university.

A total of 62,851 have successfully been placed to degree courses of their choice.

Of this, 36,945 (56.78%) were male and 25,906 (41.22%) were female.