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Garissa County Governor Nathif Jama

Garissa Governor Nathif Jama has accused the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion of politicizing teachers issues. Jama says Sossion’s abrasive and confrontational ways of tackling the issue is what has contributed to the mess in the education system in the country.

Speaking in Saka Girls’ Secondary School, Jama pointed an accusing finger at KNUT Secretary General saying his method of handling the teachers deficit especially in Garissa county was unwarranted.

As he was presenting a bus to the institution, Jama said Sossion would perform better if he joined politics instead of leading the teachers union.

KNUT Secretary General, Wilson Sossion
KNUT Secretary General, Wilson Sossion

The governor also said Sossions reckless utterances had impacted negatively on the performance of education in the county where a total of 8 non local teachers out of 12 teaching staff leaving the institution is a staffing crisis.

Jama said if the Secretary General would not ensure the crisis of teachers is not handled in the north eastern region, he would march to his offices to demand for the the same.

A total of 200 non local teachers fled the region in May last year after the Garissa University terror attack that left 148 people mostly students dead…

Jama further said he supports the changes that have been proposed by the ministry of education aimed at improving quality and integrity of National Examinations.

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