The Teachers Service Commission has announced that teachers in Kenya who are above the age of fifty eight will continue to stay at home. These teachers will continue to stay at home together with teachers who have preexisting conditions.
This announcement was made by the TSC chief executive officer Nancy Macharia. The TSC boss said that this directive was based on a presidential directive of which the affected teachers will not be sacked or denied salaries.
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive Nancy Macharia has urged teachers aged 58 and above and those with pre-existing health conditions to work from home.
She said: “As this is a presidential directive, your employers will not sack you. The TSC has negotiated for teachers to be covered for Covid-19-related illnesses.”
TSC Boss further advised that teachers aged 58 and above can be utilised in marking and developing schemes of works. She further revealed that can use *202*07# as the new USSD tool teachers could use to report cases.
Dr. Macharia further announced that teachers would now be covered for illnesses related to the coronavirus. “The TSC has negotiated for teachers to be covered for Covid-19 related illnesses,” she said.
This announcement came shortly after the Ministry of Education announced the resumption calendar for all schools in the country.
According to the cabinet secretary for education Professor George Magoha, all schools in Kenya will reopen on January 4, 2021.
CS Magoha also announced that all four-year-olds will join Pre Primary One (PP1) in July 2021.
All learners except those in class eight and form four will then take a seven week holiday to pave way for the national examinations. In July 2021, Grade four pupils will transition to grade five.
Grade four and incoming Form One students who are currently in class eight will stay at home as other learners complete their third term. TSC Teachers Leave.