Teachers Service Commission has warned that tutors who fail to report to schools by today(Monday 28 September) will face dire consequences.
Last week, Sub-County Directors of Education (SDEs) held a meeting with school principals where it was decided that it will be punishable offence should any teacher fail to resume duty today.
TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia had slated today as the last day where teachers were to report to schools so as to prepare for eventual reopening schools.
No teacher will be allowed to ask for a day off. Effective today, teachers will be expected to work with relevant Stakeholders to ensure thorough cleaning of classrooms, offices, dormitories, all school amenities and ensure that the same are in habitable conditions for Learners.
“Teachers will not be allowed to ask for a day off, they must all report today and on subsequent days for the tasks directed by the Ministry of Education to run smoothly,” read a memo in part.
Absconding duty is one of Teachers Service Commission (TSC) offences which punishable and it can even lead to interdiction if happens for 14 continuous days ( without written permission) including weekends and public holidays.
School Reopening Date
Official reopening date is expected to be revealed after president Uhuru chairs a national Covid-19 conference that will be attended by governors and other stakeholders and thereafter address the nation on the Covid-19 status.
Highly placed sources within the ministry of education s have revealed that schools could reopen on October 4, 2020; if more preparations are needed then the opening dates will be pushed to 0ctober 12. On the extreme, the final date of reopening is pegged on October 19, 2020.
In the mean time, teachers to are expected to develop innovative strategies and mechanisms for curriculum implementation while upholding the Ministry of Health Guidelines and protocols for containment of the spread of COVID–19 including social distancing, regular handwashing, use of sanitizer and wearing of face masks.