Teachers Service Commission has lauded a school head who sacrificed to trek several kilometres in a bid to see to it that KCSE examination is timely delivered and administered.
While addressing the media during the release of KCPE 2020 exam, TSC Boss Dr, Nancy Macharia noted that the commission has no intentions of punishing teachers who went beyond the call of duty to ensure that national exams reached their candidates in time. Instead we shall reward them.
According to the recent report by Daily Nation, by the time Form Four national exams are over, Ms Magdalene Kimani, the principal of Sosiana High School in Narok, will have walked a distance of more than 320 kilometres, equivalent to trekking from Nairobi to Bungoma town.
The report further revealed that Mrs Kimani braved the rough terrain of Trans Mara East and made the 20-odd -kilometre round-trip on foot to and from school to deliver exams to her 18 candidates.
In her address, TSC CEO also indicated that president Uhuru Kenyatta directed that all teachers to take the Covid-19 vaccine regardless of their age.
Macharia Urged urged all tutors to take advantage of the new directive to get the jab as ahead of schools reopening.
Education CS Prof. Magoha announced that third term will commence on 10th May for all classes except Grade IV and Form 1. He however noted that this will be subject to Covid-19 situation in the country.
He said: “We hope to open as scheduled but we also continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation.”
Earlier on, it was teachers above the age of 58 who were prioritised during the first phase of vaccination.
Macharia announced that at least 15 primary school teachers have died since the Covid-19 pandemic struck the country in March 2020.
“We have lost three deputy head teachers and eight head teachers to the pandemic,” she said.