Teachers Service Commission has ordered all teachers to report back to schools on Monday, or earlier if convenient, for the eventual opening of schools.
Speaking at KICD while addressing journalists, Dr. Nancy Macharia, CEO of the Teachers Service Commission said teachers should report to their schools latest Monday 28 September so as prepare for eventual reopening of schools.
“We ask teachers to report back to school on Monday, 28th September to prepare for the eventual opening of schools. Our teachers are prepared and ready to support children recover the lost time and save the academic year that was at risk of being lost,” said Dr. Macharia.
Nancy Macharia, CEO, TSC: We ask teachers to report back to school on Monday, 28th September to prepare for the eventual opening of schools. Our teachers are prepared & ready to support children recover the lost time & save the academic year that was at risk of being lost pic.twitter.com/eB5FbaMWh9
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) September 21, 2020
TSC boss further thanked teachers for their creativity and resilience in the light of Covid-19 pandemic.
She said, “We continue to ask our teachers for their sacrifice, creativity, resilience and innovative sense for both learners and parents.”
Also present at the media briefing was Education CS professor magoha, who said that for schools that have been damaged, learners will be moved to other school. He also gave a green light for final year students to go ahead and do practicals in strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols.
“The schools that have been destroyed or damaged, the children will be moved to other schools. Those in the final year in Universities, can go ahead and do practical’s in adherence to COVID-19 protocols. We are soon working on TTC’s and finalizing teachers training on CBC,” stated Magoha.
Magoha also called out the media for trying to create a scandal from sh 1.9 desk project. Magoha stated that high school desk will cost sh 3,800 and the one for primary sh 2,500.
“The scandal the media is planning to create around these desks shall not take place when I am Cabinet Secretary for education. About pricing, we got Ksh. 3,800 for high school & Ksh. 2500 for Primary. Why do you think this money will be stolen? By who and for what?”, posed Magoha.
On the issue of reopening of schools, CS magoha said that the government will give appropriate dates for resumption of learning.
“We have not said schools are reopening. We shall give dates after appropriate Government machinery has gone through. I think it is about time to call our children back to schools,” noted Magoha.