Kenya

Kenya's Striking Teachers Could be Fired

Government says they can be replaced by new graduates

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Kenya's government has threatened to sack striking teachers and replace them with graduates and retired teachers if they do not return to work on Friday.

The ultimatum came after teaching unions rejected a government pay offer to end the three-week strike, which has closed public schools.

About 200,000 teachers are demanding a wage increase of between 100% and 300%—the pay rise offered was nearly 4%.

Meanwhile, lecturers have agreed a deal and universities will open on Monday.