The Ministry of education has today clarified on the teachers’ involvement in the Community Based Program, CBL. Through a presser on Sunday morning, the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of education said salaries of teachers who choose to keep off the exercise will not be withheld.
Magoha at the same time urged teachers to enlist for the programme that is expected to kick off in September, 2020. The CBL programme is an initiative by the government of Kenya to ensure learners are kept busy duing the current closure of schools as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.
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Below is the presser by CS Magoha;
“TEACHERS’ INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY BASED LEARNING
The Ministry of Education, in conjunction with the Teachers Service Commission and
Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, plans to start mounting
the Community Based Learning programme in all parts of the country for primary and
secondary school learners.
So far, the TSC – the employer of all teaching staff – has mapped out teachers to be
involved under the programme.
The teachers’ participation in the Community Based Learning Programme is not tied
to the payment of their monthly salaries. The Ministry therefore wishes to clarify media
reports to the effect that teachers who have yet to enroll for the programme will be
denied their monthly salaries.
We therefore encourage all teachers that have yet to enroll to do so to facilitate the
running of the noble programme.”
PROF. GEORGE MAGOHA, CBS
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
See also; CBL Resources for teachers.