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TSC Boss Nancy Macharia Announces Sad News To Teachers Amid World Teachers Day

Today marks the World Teachers Day with the theme being that Teachers at the heart of education recovery. However, TSC today 5th, October, 2021 has announced that 90 teachers had succumbed to Covid-19 related complications since its outbreak in mid-March 2020.

The Teachers Service Commission made the announcement and is urging tutors to adhere to the safety guidelines issued by the government through the Ministry of Health. In the month of April last year the TSC CEO, Nancy Macharia announced that the country had lost 41 teachers and three secretariat staff due to Covid-19 complications.

This Means that 49 more teachers have succumbed to the virus in a period of just six months. The TSC boss has continued to call upon teachers in the entire country to get vaccinated to ensure their safety and that of their students against the virus. In August, Macharia warned tutors that they would risk missing out on their salaries if they failed to get vaccinated. This directive was in line with an order that was issued by the Head of Public Service, Mr. Joseph Kinyua.

Kinyua had requested all civil servants in the country to take the two full doses of the vaccine. By that time it was only 110,342 teachers who had taken the full dose of the vaccine since the vaccination process had began. The number was short of what the commission had targeted, which was 330,671. However, today Nancy Macharia has congratulated all teachers in the country by recognising their selfless efforts in the fight against the pandemic.

As the world celebrates the World Teachers' Day 2021, Macharia noted that tutors have been at the forefront of fighting the virus while ensuring quality delivery of education. In her statement she said, "Happy World Teachers' Day 2021. Our dear teachers, we celebrate you for your tireless efforts towards ensuring quality education for the learner.

Macharia said that teachers are truly the cornerstone of the country's positive trajectory on the path to education recovery during the Covid-19 era," She added that this occasion is significant since it brings to the fore the significant roles that teachers play in the provision of quality education.

Nancy Macharia recognised 31 of the most outstanding teachers, those who have consistently demonstrated exemplary performance in teaching, management and effective delivery of the curriculum for quality education.

She said that it is clear that all of Kenyans agree that the audacity of teachers to defy the Covid-19 rage in October last year and return to school in support of the 1st phase of schools' reopening was the gamechanger.

She also noted that no one can gainsay the fact that teachers have been at the centre of resuscitating our academic programmes in Kenya after we were hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The TSC CEO argued that had teachers failed to support the Government's move, then efforts to recover the lost academic time arising from the school closures occasioned by the pandemic will all have come to naught.

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