The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has excluded all female teachers who will be serving their maternity leave during KNEC the examination period to ensure they attend to their infants without disruption.
“You may have realised that the Commission has this week released details to all teachers spelling out the much-improved maternity, paternity, and adoptive leaves for teachers in line with the CORT and the 2021-2025 CBA. The aim is to ensure that all teachers involved in the examinations process give the exercise an undivided attention.” Says TSC Boss Dr. Nancy Macharia.
Cancellation of Leave for all TSC Field Staff
Starting from Monday 21st February, 2022 the Commission will expect all field officers currently on leave to return to their workstations to ensure there are no gaps in service.
As a result, TSC will be cancelling all annual leave and field activities for all the sub-county, county, and regional officers during the examination period.
“We expect our officers to join hands with other multi-agency sector players in conducting final preparations ahead of the examinations.” Adds Dr. Macharia.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Uptake
Dr Macharia has at the same time urged teachers to take the Covid 19 vaccine.
“I wish to congratulate all teachers for taking up the COVID-19 vaccination. Record of the MoH show that the uptake surpassed the 100 per cent mark! Congratulations our teachers for this achievement. Although this is impressive, the Commission now wishes to urge our teachers to go further and take up the COVID-19 booster jabs that are being administered in all parts of the country.” Advises Macharia.
The TSC Boss urges all Centre managers to remain vigilant and ensure that all examination officials wear masks and adhere to all other MoH measures while
at the examination centres. “No examination official should be allowed to enter an examination centre without a mask.” She directs.
She reminded all teachers that the TSC medical scheme is still covering all COVID- related cases. Any teacher who tests positive for the virus should always visit any health facility to utilise the health insurance cover.
CBC TEACHER PREPARATION
On the Competency Based Curriculum, she assured the country that the TSC is preparing all teachers for the gradual implementation of the CBC.
Ahead of the rollout in Grade Six in May 2022, and Junior Secondary in 2023, the Commission has made necessary arrangements to train teachers to ensure smooth implementation.
So far, 229,292 teachers have been trained on CBC ahead of Grade Six rollout. Further training will be conducted in April 2022 as part of the deliberate plan to train all teachers.