A Schoolroom in Kenya The Kenyan Teachers Union (KNUT) has demanded that the government stops employing teachers on temporary contracts 18,000 teachers were employed on temporary contracts in 2010 alone and the KNUT are demanding that this practice should stop. As has been reported on this website in many previous posts, the employment of teachers on short time contracts has been encouraged by the World Bank as a way of reaching Education For All (EFA), with devastating effects on education and on teachers. Sometimes these 'contract' teachers have little or no training -sometimes they are trained but not paid properly. Always they have worse pay and conditions than their permanent colleagues. Some teachers in the Global South have even committed suicide in desperation at  the precariousness of their employment and the frustration of their desire to become properly employed teachers. At a recent meeting of the International Task Force of Teachers for EFA, which coincidentally was held in Kenya, a representative of another teaching union the Kenyan Union of Post Primary Teachers (KUPPET) rebuked the Minister of Education when he claimed that Kenya was narrowing the gap in teacher recruitment by pointing out that almost all the new teachers were on temporary contracts. Read the report of this conference at http://www.ei-ie.org/en/news/show.php?id=1502&theme=educationforall&country=kenya