The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has called on the government to expedite negotiations aimed at ending the Universities lecturers strike.
The union’s Secretary General Wilson Sossion warned that the ongoing lecturers could cause backlog of admissions in public Universities across the country.
Sossion at the same time said the prolonged industrial action if not solved will lead to loss of valuable time by the students.
“We don’t know what the students are doing in the Universities without the lecturers. Let the government speed up the talks meant to come to a consensus with the dons,” Sossion said.
The Knut boss also called on education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to treat the lecturers strike as a matter of concern that required an urgent solution.
He added: “This is a matter of grave concern that any government could have addressed within hours.”
This comes as the State’s bid to end the strike flopped as the lecturers rejected an offer.
Sossion spoke when he signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kisumu governor Jack Ranguma to allow ECDE teachers join the trade union.
He said the union intends to register ECDE teachers in all the 47 counties as its members before March this year, noting that the move aims at strengthening ECDE learning in the country.