School reopening set for October 19

Teachers Ordered Back to School on September 28 to Prepare for Resumption of Learning

The Teacher Service Commission has ordered teachers to report back to work by September 28, 2020, in preparation for the reopening of schools.

TSC boss Nancy Macharia in a press briefing on Monday, September 21, asked tutors to comply with the directive in order to ensure learning institutions were well prepared before the resumption of studies.

Macharia further asked the tutors teachers who are ready to start reporting to work any time. “I want to ask teachers to report to work as from September 28. I believe our teachers are ready and can start even reporting from today,” said the TSC boss.

This development happened even as Education CS George Magoha received the report on resumption of learning from Sarah Ruto led Emergency Committee on Education.

“The teachers can come latest next week, but if you love your school and you live near there you can report starting from today.

“Due to delocalisation, it is still fine if you arrive on the 28th as the last date,” noted Magoha

The Cabinet Secretary was speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) after an education stakeholders meeting where school resumption report was presented.

During the meeting, Magoha told TSC head Nancy Macharia to safeguard information regarding the date for reopening of schools as the proposed date of October 19 is yet to be agreed on by all stakeholders.

“The right person to give that information is not even myself, I will take the recommendations to the larger committee and if they agree, we will send it for concurrence to the person who will announce to you when the schools will reopen.

“If that power is delegated to me, which it hasn’t, I will tell you the details, so anything you see, hear or print is a rumour,” added Magoha.

School set for October 19 reopening
The prototype of the desks that the government wants Jua Kali artisans accross the country to produce for distribution in public primary and secondary schools under the Economic Stimulus Programme for Locally Assembled Desks for Schools. Image/Courtesy

During the meeting Education CS George Magoha assured the country that the process of supplying the Sh1.9b desks to schools will be transparent.

In other news, the Ministry of Education has announced that all final year science-based students at universities allowed to report to universities to complete their courses.


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