TSC suspends on going promotion interviews as COVID19 cases hit 3

Tsc Chairperson Dr. Nzomo and TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia
Tsc Chairperson Dr. Nzomo and TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia

Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has suspended all on-going administrative interviews at the headquarters, regional and county offices with immediate effect.

“In line with government directives on containing the spread of corona virus, TSC has suspended all the on-going interviews at the headquarters, regional and county offices with immediate effect, Said Beatrice Wababu-Head of Communication.

The move comes barely few hours after the government of Kenya suspended learning in all institutions. In his address to the nation on Sunday 15th March, President Uhuru Kenyatta, directed, all primary and secondary students to be home by 18th March.

The commission has also indicated that it will communicate the way forward to the affected teachers on when the exercise will resume in due course.

Meanwhile, the commission encourages all teachers to help in this fight by disseminating the correct information to all people wherever they work and live. The nation calls upon us at this hour to be the agents of the change that will defeat corona virus.

During his address to the nation, president Uhuru exuded confidence in the level of the country’s preparedness with regards to Corona Virus. Here are some of the measures that have been fronted by the government to prevent further spreading of the virus;

  1. The Government is suspending travel for all persons coming into Kenya from any country with reported Coronavirus cases.
  1. Only Kenyan Citizens, and any foreigners with valid residence permits will be allowed to come in provided they proceed on self quarantine or to a government designated quarantine facility. This will take effect within the next 48 hours to cater for any passengers who may be enroute. This directive will remain in effect for the next 30 days or as varied by the National Emergency Response Committee.
  1. All persons who have come into Kenya in the last 14 days must self-quarantine. If any person exhibits symptoms such as cough, or fever, they should present themselves to the nearest health facility for testing;
  1. We have suspended learning in all our education institutions with immediate effect. Consequently, and to facilitate a phased approach, primary and secondary day schools are to suspend operations from tomorrow.
  1. For those in boarding schools, the school administration is to ensure that students are home by Wednesday, 18th March 2020 while Universities and Tertiary Institutions are to close by Friday, 20th March 2020;
  1. Where possible, government offices, businesses and companies are encouraged to allow employees to work from home, with the exception of employees working in critical or essential services.
  1. In order to avoid the risk of transmission through physical handling of money, we encourage the use of cashless transactions such as mobile money and credit cards. We appeal to mobile operators and banks to take into consideration the situation, and reduce the cost of transactions during this period.
  1. In line with the directive to avoid crowded places, citizens are encouraged to:
  • Avoid congregating including in places of worship;
  • Minimize attendance to social gatherings including weddings and funerals, and restrict the same to immediate family members;
  • Avoid crowded places including shopping malls and entertainment premises;
  • Minimize congestion in public transport wherever possible;
  • Limitation of visitors to hospitalised patients in both public and private hospitals.
  1. Hospitals and shopping malls are encouraged to provide soap, water and hand sanitizers and ensure that all their premises are regularly cleaned and disinfected.