|Written by KUPPET|
|Saturday, 09 August 2008 10:49|
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) was registered in 1998 to respond to challenges of sectoral representation among teachers. It was launched at a time when both secondary and college tutors were yearning for a forum to voice their concerns.
The birth of KUPPET was a culmination of a long struggle between the post primary teachers and government in regard to a plat form which would truly represent their aspirations, hopes and fears.
The first KUPPET national office established in year 2002 was tasked with the responsibilities of developing structures and membership base across the country. The second Union elections were held in 2006 ushering in the second dispensation of the union. Currently, the Union has had 8 elected national officials operating on full time at the headquarters and sixteen (16) regional representatives forming National Executive Council (NEC).
Between 2007 to mid 2008, there were temporary disruption at the headquarters due to a court order which disoriented the national office for a period of one and half years. However, this was quashed by the high court ruling whose decision restored the status quo as elected in 2006.
At the moment the Union has 30,000 registered Members while other 16,000 teachers have applied for membership. The potential membership is 66,000
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