The commission has appealed to all teachers to report for duty on 3rd January, 2019 and embark teaching and learning programmes under the direction of the heads of institutions.
In a press statement dated 2nd Januray, 2019, the chairperson of the commission Dr. Nzomo has instructed heads of institution to ensure learning is not interrupted.
“Thus heads of institutions must be in their respective stations to ensure to ensure quality teaching and learning, and that there is no disruption whatsoever,” said Dr. Nzomo.
The chairperson further said the commission will lay down a mechanism to assign teachers in its database in case of nonattendance to duty by those employed to attend to learners.
“The TSC board has thus instructed the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Nancy Macharia to immediately activate necessary mechanism to engage teachers in its database where they may be needed,” added Dr. Macharia.
Dr. Nzomo urged all parents to take their children to school on 3rd January, 2019 in readiness for third term programmes. She further assured parents that teachers will be available to attend to all learners.
On the other hand, education CS Amina has assured Kenyans that schools must reopen tomorrow Thursday as stipulated in term dates. Speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) today, CS Amina said the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, is doing all it can to avert industrial action by teachers.
“We support the TSC in efforts to preempt the Teachers’ strike. Schools must open on Thursday (tomorrow),” said Dr Amina.
The CS further added that the government will everything to see it that learning is not interrupted despite the strike call teachers’ union.
“The Education Ministry and the rest of the Government are fully in support of that pronouncement. Schools will reopen on 03/01/2019 and we will do everything possible to ensure that learning continues uninterrupted,” added Amina.