Education CS George Magoha addressing the media alongside TSC CEO Nancy Macharia [Photo: Citizen News]
September 21st 2020 – Teachers service commission CEO Nancy Macharia has ordered all teachers to report back to schools by Monday next week, ahead of the scheduled reopening of schools.
Speaking after the stakeholders meeting that was chaired by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha Education at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), the TSC CEO, said teachers can start reporting back today for both boarding and day schools.
“We continue to ask our teachers for their sacrifice, creativity, resilience & innovative sense for both learners & parents. We ask teachers to report back to school on Monday, 28th September to prepare for the eventual opening of schools,” said Macharia.
The CEO also assures the country that the teachers are prepared and ready to support the learners and cover the lost time and save the academic year that was at risk of been lost. She further urges the parents to offer the teachers the necessary support to have the learners back in class.
On his part, CS Magoha said parents should be ready for an early reopening adding that the issue of school fees for boarding schools will be handled on a case to case basis.
The CS however did not indicate the exact date of reopening schools for the learners with speculation pointing to a possible October date.
“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”, said Magoha.
The much-anticipated reopening will see candidates report to school first, and the rest of the learners expected to report a few weeks later.
Class Seven, Class Eight, Form three, and Form four learners, will be among the first to return to school.