Kakamega Senator Hon. Cleophas Malala has tabled a bill that might see government setting aside funds to cushion BOM and non-teaching staff from the effects of Covid-19.
The bill which was approved today is asking the government to explain measures it has put in place to cushion teachers employed by the Boards of Management and non-teaching staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“l rise, pursuant to Standing Order No 48 (I), to seek for a Statement from the Standing Committee on Education concerning the disbursement of Government capitation funds to Schools and the measures put in place to cushion teachers employed by Schools’ Boards of Management and Non-teaching staff during the €oV1ID-19 pandemic in Kenya” read part of the bill.
This is a good move especially because BOM teachers have been rendered jobless following closure of schools.
“Explain the specific measures, if any, put in place by the Government of Kenya to economically cushion teachers employed by the Schools’ Boards of Management and non-teaching staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic” states part three of the bill.
Kakamega senator is the latest politician to take part in pushing for measures that will cushion BOM teachers from the impact of the novel coronavirus. In June Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui led support for BOM and private school teachers in the county while Kilifi North MP Mr Owen Baya released kshs 13 million which was paid to BOM teachers as salaries.