KENYA WOMEN TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
STATEMENT ON LOSS OF TEACHERS TO COVID19
On behalf of the Kenya Women Teachers Association, I condole with the families of the departed teachers and express my sympathy with their relatives, friends, and communities.
Mr. Mohammed Khamis, Tononoka Secondary Principal, Ms. Martha Ouma, principal of Oyugi Ogango in Migori county, Mr. Alfayo Munala, Former principal Kivaywa Boys High School, Madam Ruth Khaukwa, City Primary School.
They were highly dedicated teachers who have left gaps that will always be felt by all those who were on the receiving end of their professional efforts and dedication.
KEWOTA believes that teachers are highly valued members of society because their professional effortsaffect the fate of the world. When a teacher is lost, the community loses, and the country loses.
The Covid19 Pandemic is unprecedented and has affected every single person in the world. We will have time to rebuild the economy. We will have time to continue learning, but the loss of learners and teachers is not something we can afford.
KEWOTA, therefore, urges all Education Stakeholders in both the private and public sector to mind the lives of learners and teachers and their families, before the rush to get institutions back up and running.
KEWOTA is also reaching out to TSC to pay teachers risk allowance until the pandemic curve gets flattened.
May the Almighty grant peace and strength to the families of the deceased.
Ms. Benter Opande,
Chief Executive Officer/General Secretary,
Kenya Women Teachers Association.