National ECDE Chairman Lawrence Otunga urge Education CS Magoha to work hand in hand with other stakeholders
The National ECDE chairman Lawrence Otunga has said that teachers must be provided with medical cover. Appearing on TV47 Kenya on Tuesday, the ECDEchairman warned that should the teacher not be protected, the parent and learners will be at risk.
“Teachers should be provided with medical covers because if we fail to cover the ECDE teachers the child will land into problems, the problem will be transferred home to the parent. ” Lawrence Otunga, National Chairman ECDE
He noted that COVID-19 is here with us and life must continue pointing that learners cannot stay at home forever. “That’s why the Ministry Of Education has come up with the calendar to cover us up to the year 2023.” Lawrence Otunga, National Chairman ECDE said.
He congratulated the TSC boss Dr Nancy Macharia for coming up with a proper guideline meant to protect teachers adding that some unions have failed teachers. Otunga noted that some things ought to have been demanded by unions but have been left to the employer.
“The unions ought to have come out strongly to demand the health cover for all the front-liners, the teachers who are the employees of the Teachers Service Commission.”
He promised to work closely with the county governments to ensure that there is that budgetary allocation. Further, he urged the Education CS Magoha to work hand in hand with other stakeholders to ensure the smooth reopening of learning institutions.
“You can’t personalize the ministry of Education. Everything must be done in consultations with all the stakeholders.” Otunga said.