Teachers in Kenya have been urged to go for Covid-19 inoculation as schools reopens following a one-week break.
Speaking on Monday in Nairobi during the launch of a survey on teacher preparedness for school reopening in 2021, Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO Nancy Macharia said more than 44 per cent of teachers are yet to be inoculated with at least one dose.
TSC is the teachers' employer.
"I urge the 44.4 per cent of teachers who did not receive any vaccination at all to move quickly and get the jab to protect their lives,” said CEO Nancy Macharia, noting that 158,678 teachers have received at least the first vaccination jab.
She also implored the teachers who got the first dose to take advantage of the ongoing second dose vaccination exercise to gain full immunization.
Nancy further requested teachers to continue wearing masks and wash hands regularly with soap and water or use sanitiser.
At the same time, she revealed that 73 teachers have succumbed to the virus since the first case was reported on March 13, 2020, whereas 454 others have recovered.
She put school heads hiking fees on notice, saying those found culpable will be dealt with accordingly.
"The TSC is investigating a few allegations that some teachers are not complying with Government directives on fees. Action will be taken on those found culpable," she reiterated.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.