Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has suspended non-localization of teachers due to rising cases of COVID-19 across the country.
While at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia said that only transfers requiring natural relocation will take effect.
“We have ensured that teachers remain stable where they work by preventing transfers. Only those transfers will be affected which are imposed on us due to natural attrition or other factors,” said Dr. Macharia said.
According to the CEO of TSC, 158,678 teachers have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination. Further, Macharia urged teachers who have not gone for vaccination against COVID-19 at all to receive the jab, while revealing that 73 teachers have died so far as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I urge teachers who have received the first dose to take advantage of the ongoing second dose vaccination exercise to be fully immunised,” said the TSC CEO.
“Dear teachers, take the ongoing vaccination exercise seriously as COVID-19 is not sparing anyone. For example, we have so far lost 73 teachers to the virus since the first case was reported in the country. Thanks to our medical insurance cover, 454 teachers have fully recovered,” Dr. Macharia said.
As schools reopen, the TSC CEO said teachers are required to wear face masks and regularly wash hands with soap and water or use sanitizers as an alternative.
Following the COVID-19 protocol will help the learners to follow the example of their teachers and ensure that the COVID-19 cases come down significantly.