The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has issued fresh and detailed guidelines to teachers on what they will be doing while in schools.
Through notices sent to Headteachers and Principals by TSC County Directors, teachers are required to report to their stations and ensure they sign and out in the official attendance register.
Teachers are also expected to be at schools at all times as a team of TSC and Ministry of Education officials will be moving rounds to check on the status of preparedness.
The notices sent to school heads read as below
“All Headteachers/ Principals,
The Commissions’ pronouncement for teachers to report to their stations from 28th September 2020, still stands. The following is expected:-
- All teachers report to their work stations and clock in system be operationalized. Sign in and out.
- Staff meeting be held to discuss the following for implementation:-
(a). Strategies on resumption of teaching & LEARNING
(b). Cleaning/ creating a conducive learning/teaching environment
(c). Preparation of Timetables
(d). Preparation of Schemes of work
(e).. Working on TPAD
(f). Updating the TMIS
(g). Putting in place the psycho-social support systems( strengthen the Guidance& Counseling Committee)
- Put strategies on the observance of the MOH protocols:-
(a.) Availability of water/hand washing points
(b.) Social distancing
(c). Isolation room
(d.) Disaster management strategies
NB: All Schools MUST establish a COVID-19 19-Disaster Management Committee.
We expect visitors in our institutions anytime checking on the status of Schools Preparedness for resumption.
All Heads are expected in their schools. Permission to be away must be sort in writing from relevant offices”.
Schools were closed in March after the first case of Covid-19 was reported. However TSC teachers have been receiving their salaries for six months despite the schools been closed.
TSC CEO Dr. Macharia last week directed the teachers to report back to work for what she termed as “preparation for eventual reopening of schools”.
Through a circular TSC also directed the teachers to take part in making adequate arrangements for re-opening of schools, which shall include the following:
a) Work with relevant Stakeholders to ensure thorough cleaning of classrooms, offices, dormitories, all school amenities and ensure that the same are in habitable conditions for Learners.
b) Development of innovative strategies designed to offer psychosocial support to Learners, Parents and other Stakeholders.
c) Preparation of curriculum delivery materials including timetables, schemes of work, lesson plans and related activities for curriculum implementation and delivery;
d) Development of innovative strategies and mechanisms for curriculum implementation while upholding the Ministry of Health Guidelines and protocols for containment of the spread of COVID-19 including social distancing, regular handwashing, use of sanitizer and wearing of face masks.
e) Proper sharing of duties and responsibilities among all Teachers while making deliberate efforts to protect Staff with underlying conditions.
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We appreciate your work.,I request the confirmation of all interns because they showed their calling in their teaching professional despite being paid little.??? Next year you recruit new interns
Please liase with the Ministry to disburse funds to enable us move. Since 2004 water and sanitation facilities are not functional, it’s now over 15years.
Hallo how are BOM teachers who were not paid expected to travel to their stations of work
Hi, we appreciate and honor you for providing us with our salaries. May God bless you always
All at arms to fight the pandemic
What about those teachers at private schools???
Any news on deployment?
We appreciate the fact that you have paid teachers salaries 100 percent
Kindly know some rural schools are so poor in infrastructure that they can’t afford to host the pupils during this pademic. No water,no electricity,no desks,no fence only God will care for our pupils
Hi, thanks for bringing on the drawing board the educators in preparing for resuming teaching in public school after the covid-19 containment put at bay. #Together we can win the virulency of Covid-19.
Why is it that up to now Bom primary teachers have not received their money and tsc expects them in schools?? What would they be doing without money??
No single primary school in webuye west has paid its bom teachers yet their heads want them to report back,is that human???
90 per cent of schools in Bungoma did not get BOM teachers Cash.How do you expect them to report back? Why the discrimination.Bungoma si Kenya? What of payment of support staff since Marc Who is now going to arrange and clean classes and dorms in preperation for openning?The teachers?.How are the principals preparing for openning without funds?Stress.
Thanks for the update
Kindly i wish to make this known, in Kuria,we may miss to have all our pupil in class incase schools reopened. Circumcision is nearly over. This means that, thos who were in 8,7,6,5 both boys and girls, have undergone this.
The schools are not prepared for opening
The teachers are always ready to discharge their mandate. However socio distancing in our schools is a big challenge. We will strive to do/ the best that we can with the meagre resources available.
It is stressful to continue assigning the non teaching staff duties yet they have not received their salaries for a couple of months.Jogoo appears to be thinking of BoM teachers only and yet the regular institutional employees are forgotten.
Let FSDE and FPE funds be released and all the requirements will be in place under five days.
If due care is not taken, this will be the Waterloo for kenya.We are joking with our children’s and teachers wellbeing.And what of the teachers and students with underlying conditions?