KNUT Secretary General Collins Oyuu Elected to Enternational Education Body
Collins Oyuu, the secretary general of the Kenya National Union of Teachers, has been chosen to represent Zone 5 on the Executive Committee of Education International African Region (EIRAF).
The SG fought to unseat Filbert Bates Baguma, the Uganda National Teachers’ Union’s (UNATU) incumbent secretary general.
On Wednesday, Oyuu was chosen to serve as the Executive Committee of Education’s delegate.
The elections took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, outside of the recently finished EIRAF conference.
Beginning on Sunday, November 19, 2023, and ending on Thursday, November 23, 2023, was the five-day conference.
Yohannes Benti, the president of the Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA), has been replaced by Oyuu.
Benti will go on to represent the African Region at Education International on a worldwide scale.
Through cooperation and unity negotiations with teacher unions and federations around the world, the Kenya National Union of Teachers has declared its commitment to reclaiming its lost glory on the regional, continental, and global stages.
The KNUT leadership wishes the Secretary General courage and well-being as he fulfills his obligations and responsibilities in this global role, and congratulates him on his well-earned victory. The Union congratulated Bwana Katibu Mkuu.
With more than 32 million members, EIRAF is a global labor union for teachers and other education professionals.
Making Early Childhood Education for All a reality in Africa and building safe and healthy schools and educational institutions were among the important subjects covered at the 10th EIRAF conference.
The debates also covered the defense and advancement of academic freedom and professional autonomy in Africa, as well as evidence-based social and policy discourse.
The member organizations of South African Education International sponsored the conference.
“Standing Together for Resilient Education Systems in Times of Crisis” was the conference’s topic.
Tuesday during the conference, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa gave a keynote address.