Too Much Stress At Work Affect Teacher Efficiency, Latest Report Reveals.
Teachers are suffering too much stress at the workplace hindering effectiveness in service delivery.
According to the latest report from a survey which was carried out by Education International (EI), a global organisation has revealed that teachers and other education employees across the globe are subjected to too much stress at the workplace.
Many teachers exist teaching profession and many more are expected to exist due to stress associated with the career.
The report, Status of Teachers 2021 released in September this year revealed that teachers had concerns about the attractiveness of the teaching profession as a career for future generations.
Several teachers’ unions have reported that the status of teachers is constantly undermined by low payments, deteriorating conditions in the workplace and poor infrastructure to support teaching and learning.
The report also revealed that the government do not prioritise investment in the education sector to improve working conditions in different institutions.
The EI report further revealed other factors which affect the life of a teacher in the teaching career. Such factors include lack of respect in how teachers and the teaching profession are represented by governments and elements of the mass media, work being intensified and high expectations from the teacher’s output.
In Kenya, Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) and University Academic Staff Union (UASU) are among the members of IE.