Latest TSC News- Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Boss Dr. Nancy Macharia has announced that all teachers should go for the Covid19 vaccine immediately; irrespective of their ages. This is a departure from the earlier communication that had prioritized aged teachers only. Dr. Macharia was speaking on Thursday 15th April, 2021, during the release of the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam results.
“Today, the President has allowed us to ensure that all teachers will be allowed to take the COVID-19 vaccine irrespective of their age. We’re appealing to all teachers therefore to ensure that they get the jab even as we reopen the schools.” She said.
She said a total of 92,246 teachers had taken the jab Wednesday, 14th April.
According to Dr. MAcharia, the 2020 KCPE exercise was manned by 28,467 centre managers; 28,711 supervisors; 72, 360 invigilators, and 4,756 examiners; who are all teachers.
The TSC Boss advised the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examiners to take the jab before travelling to Nairobi; which is a hot-spot for covid19 infections.
“I wish to appeal and encourage examiners who will be travelling for the marking exercise of the KCSE next week to ensure that they are vaccinated before their travel to the city.” She advised.
On a sad note, she said the Commission had lost 15 primary teachers, 3 deputy head teachers and 8 head teachers to the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
To cushion the aged tutors, Macharia said that all the 15,000 teachers who are aged 58 years and above had been directed to work from home. But, she noted that others were insisting to still report to schools physically.
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