TSC Boss Dr. Nancy Macharia at a past event.
TSC Boss Dr. Nancy Macharia at a past event.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced a new Covid 19 enhanced medical cover for all the teachers. This is in a bid to meet treatment costs for the tutors in case they contract the corona virus disease. The Commission has reached an agreement with the Medical cover provider (MINET-AoN).

In a press statement dated January 6, 2021, TSC Boss Dr.Nancy Macharia reported that the teachers’employer is working tirelessly with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to provide psycho-social support to teachers that are in need of the services, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Macharia restated that teachers who are 58 years and above, and those with serious underlying conditions are encouraged to work from home. She assured them that their jobs are secure.

“If you are not able to go to school, no one will sack you. Even before Covid-19, teachers fell sick and nobody would wish to make matters worse for teachers… We have directed our county and regional directors to advise and guide the teachers whenever they come to their officers for direction,” said TSC Boss Dr. Nancy Macharia.

Teachers to get Covid 19 jabs     

By Friday January 8,2021 about 92 Teachers had been placed under the Covid 19 home-based care Programme. Another 209 tutors had also been reportedly recovered under TSC’s COVID-19 medical insurance cover.

Meanwhile, teachers have been classified among the front-line workers and are set to receive the Covid-19 vaccine expected in the country in February this year. Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi reported that other professionals who will be given priority are health workers and police officers, as well as older citizens aged 58 and above.

“When the vaccine arrives, which is projected to be around end of February, teachers will be among the first beneficiaries because they are now front line workers,” Dr Mwangangi said on Thursday.

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Teachers commended for the good job

The Commission has commended teachers for the good work they are doing.

“As we come to the end of the first week of the new school term, we trust that the back to school hustles are now over. The Commission salutes you for your sacrifice to tackle your work as we settle down to the new year’s learning and teaching activities.
We appreciate your continued observance of Covid-19 safety protocols and enforcing of the same on your learners as you shape their destiny. We will continue supporting you in this noble calling. Please don’t relent in this patriotic duty.” Says TSC Head of Corporate Communications, Beatrice Wababu
Wababu encourages teachers to put all their efforts into the tasks ahead of them so as to make up for lost time.
Schools reopened on January 4, 2021 for term three, 2020 (for form four, class 8 and grade 4 learners) while the rest of the learners will be in term two of 2020. Read more; School Term dates/ calendar for 2020 to 2023

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