The giant teachers union is making a raft of demands that all presidential hopefuls must pledge to fulfill if they expect to win the backing of its more than 250,000 members.
Addressing the 37th session of the Secondary School Head Teachers Association in Mombasa, the teachers said they want to adopt the best teaching practices and demanded that a better scheme of service for all teachers be prepared.
Under the scheme, Mr Sossion said, school principals and primary heads will be awarded half of their basic salary towards responsibility allowances.
Deputy school principals will have an additional 40 per cent of their basic salary towards responsibility allowances.
Senior teachers and heads of department will be awarded 30 per cent of their salaries to cater for their responsibility allowances.
“This will only cost Sh11 billion to make school management complete,” said Sossion. Teachers also said they would only consider a candidate who promises to bridge the teacher-pupil ratio by hiring 40,000 teachers and another 25,000 for nursery schools.
“Anybody thinking of State House but has no agenda for teachers should forget about us. We want you to make teachers part of your manifesto. If you speak our language we will also look at you,” said Sossion.