Learning activities continued as usual in most private schools in Eldoret despite the nationwide teachers strike seeking salary increment that kicked off yesterday.
The KNA surveillance showed that Testimony school, Fadhili academy, Hillside primary and secondary schools were among the private schools continuing with learning.
Speaking to the Eldoret Kenya Private School Association branch chairman Antony Ndung’u said private schools were not part of the strike as they had already negotiated with their teachers on matters concerning salaries.
Ndung’u said the called countrywide strike only affected teachers who are under Teachers Service Commission (TSC) which he said many of their teachers do not belong to.
He pointed out that the private schools opened yesterday and they could only join the strike if matter affects both the private and public schools teachers.
Ndung’u message comes after the Eldoret West Kenya National Union of Teachers branch secretary Jacob Arusei called upon the private schools teachers to join them in the strike.
Ndung’u has however urged the government to negotiate with the teachers on salary increment so as to give students enough time to prepare for the exams which start next month.
Also in Eldoret town students from public schools were seen commuting to school while being optimistic that there will be a solution soon.