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TEACHERS TO START OFFERING COMMUNITY SERVICE LESSONS, BOM TEACHERS TO GET PAID; CS MAGOHA

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TEACHERS TO START OFFERING COMMUNITY SERVICE LESSONS, BOM TEACHERS TO GET PAID; CS MAGOHA

The latest details reaching our media team indicate that teachers will now start offering community service lessons to learners amid pandemic.

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This follows a government directive instructing the Teachers Service Commission to come up with guidelines to see to it that tutors are actively engaged for the next six months.

Speaking to the media about stakeholders resolutions on the reopening of learning institutions in the face of the coronavirus on Thursday, July 30, education CS professor George Magoha said the programme shall take a semblance of the Nyumba Kumi framework.

β€œMulti-agency teams should map out the country to ensure teachers offer community service lessons on values to learners under an arrangement similar to nyumba Kumi framework. TSC to issue guidelines on the new plan that will come at zero cost for parents” noted the CS.

BOM TEACHERS, SECURITY STAFF TO BE PAID, CS MAGOHA CONFIRMS

The CS at the same time confirmed that the government has set aside funds meant to cushion teachers employed by school management boards against the biting effects of the covid-19 pandemic.

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This reaffirms education CAS Zach Kinuthia’s announcement about the noble plan to remit funds for BOM teachers’ salaries, who have so far gone without pay for four months now.

Also set to benefit from the funds are school security staff, who ensure the safety of school property on a daily basis.

The CS also promised to release funds to help school heads settle utilities like water and electricity.

TERTIARY UNIVERSITIES REOPENING

On whether tertiary institutions will be reopened, the CS said the ministry was still inspecting them to assess their level of preparedness ahead of reopening.

He made it clear that most colleges and universities are not however ready for reopening and will remain closed till January 2021.

β€œMost colleges and universities are not ready for reopening; they will remain closed till January 2021. Universities should continue offering online programmes including examinations and virtual graduation ceremonies.”

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