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Articles from Kenya

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 March 2017

    Kenya: education privatiser wants to silence biggest critic

    In an attempt to silence Kenyan teacher union leader Wilson Sossion, Bridge International Academies have threatened him with legal action for exposing its activities undermining the attainment of inclusive and equitable quality education for all.

    Kenya: education privatiser wants to silence biggest critic
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 22 February 2017

    Kenya: Blow to Bridge International Academies

    Ten schools owned by the edubusiness Bridge International Academies will have to close in Kenya because of low educational standards.

    Kenya: Blow to Bridge International Academies
  3. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 December 2016

    New study dismantles mirage of ‘low-fee’ private schools

    A new report looks into the operations of Bridge International Academies in Kenya and uncovers the reality behind the private for-profit provider’s claims to offer ‘affordable’ quality education.

    New study dismantles mirage of ‘low-fee’ private schools
  4. Union growth 28 October 2016

    Kenya: a new salary deal for all teachers

    This week concludes with good news for teacher unions in Kenya, as Education International affiliates KNUT and KUPPET signed a historic collective bargaining agreement, which includes a significant salary boost.

    Kenya: a new salary deal for all teachers
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 9 February 2016

    Kenyan unions brace against privatisation

    The growing privatisation of education has led Kenyan trade unions to set up a comprehensive strategy, ranging from research to advocacy, in an effort to preserve the quality and access to education for all.

    Kenyan unions brace against privatisation
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 January 2016

    Nigeria set to hire more teachers

    The New Year will bring a wave of fresh investment in education across the continent of Africa, with significant announcements by some governments.

    Nigeria set to hire more teachers
  7. Union growth 6 October 2015

    Kenya: Teachers return to school despite ongoing struggle

    Although Kenyan teachers are back in the classroom after court rulings ended both their month of labour action and halted the government’s plan to hire 70,000 replacement teachers, the biggest issue remains unresolved.

    Kenya: Teachers return to school despite ongoing struggle
  8. Standards and working conditions 18 September 2015

    Kenyan schools closed as labour dispute worsens

    Amid increasing tensions, Kenyan teachers have elected to shutter all public and private schools after the government refused to implement a court ordered pay raise for teachers, stating that the long-awaited increase is unaffordable.

    Kenyan schools closed as labour dispute worsens
  9. Union growth 10 September 2015

    Kenya: teachers demand overdue pay rise

    Education International strongly supports its affiliates in Kenya, who have been waiting for 18 years for a promised pay rise, recently restated by a Supreme Court decision.

    Kenya: teachers demand overdue pay rise
  10. Standards and working conditions 31 August 2015

    Kenya: education union urges government to respect court order to boost teacher salaries

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers’ General Secretary Wilson Sossion has demanded the Government to comply with a court order requiring the Teachers’ Service Commission to increase teachers’ wages by 50 to 60 percent.

    Kenya: education union urges government to respect court order to boost teacher salaries
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 2 April 2015

    Kenya: Education community in mourning after attack on university

    Educators in Kenya have expressed their deepest sympathy to families and friends of over 140 students killed by Islamist gunmen in the town of Garissa in north-eastern Kenya today.

    Kenya: Education community in mourning after attack on university
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 9 February 2015

    Kenya: Calls persist to ‘bring back our girls’ and end attacks on schools

    Find a way to end the violence aimed at students, teachers and schools was the stern message African educators made clear as they concluded the regional conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Kenya: Calls persist to ‘bring back our girls’ and end attacks on schools
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 5 February 2015

    African educators: all Nigerian students deserve safe schools and quality education

    The relentless assault on Nigeria’s students, teachers and schools prompted the leader of one of the country’s education unions to call for a united response and an announcement of measures aimed at tackling the violence.

    African educators: all Nigerian students deserve safe schools and quality education