Students sue striking teachers in Kenya

| November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

On 3 September 2012, the Kenya Union for Post Primary Education Teachers and the Kenya National Union of Teachers called for a national teachers’ strike that brought school to a halt across the country.

In a surprise move, on 7 September, more than 100 students launched legal action to sue striking teachers for lost learning time ahead of crucial national examinations.

“The interest of more than one million students outweighs the individual interest of the striking teachers,” said the presiding judge. Unions allegedly ignored the court date as the strike intensified in mid-September when university academics and administrative workers also downed tools for better pay.

Category: Summer 2012

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