How TSC Honored 31 teachers On The World Teachers’ Day Under 7 Categories
The teacher’s employer, the Teachers Service Commission, has honored Thirty-one secondary and primary school teachers for exemplary work in 2020.
TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia revealed that it recognised the teachers’ excellent performances in the curriculum and management of the schools.
The recognition corresponded with the World Teachers’ Day celebrations held at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) yesterday.
Five secondary school principals, whose schools appeared among the top five in the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), were honored for their exemplary management skills.
- Sammy Kipchumba (Kapsabet Boys’ High School),
- Flora Mulatya (Kenya High School),
- John Kuria (Mang’u High School),
- William Mwangi (Alliance High School)
- Jacinta Waweru (Maryhill Girls’ High School).
The head-teachers, whose schools took up the top five positions nationally in the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) were also awarded.
- Stephen Ngoma of Utafiti Primary School in Kibwezi, Makueni County;
- Josleen Karimi (Kathigiri Boarding School in Meru County),
- Anne Onyancha (St. Peter’s Mumias Boys’ Boarding Primary School in Kakamega County),
- Charles Kimutai (Tenwek Boarding Primary School in Bomet County)
- Isaac Kipruto (St. Mathew’s Septonok Primary School in Nandi County).
Four School heads of the most-improved basic education institutions were also recognised.
- Lucas Opiyo Okello of Igorera Secondary School in Kisii,
- Jason Mogoa Onyango of Ndonyo Secondary School in Kisii,
- Salat Adow Alim of Rhamu Day Secondary School in Mandera
- Rosebella Munzala of St. Joseph’s Girls’ High School in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County.
Six Head-teachers were crowned for posting most-improved results in 2020 KCPE .
- Gertrude Jerotich of Nandi Hills Primary School,
- Edward Fondo Gona of Mnamwenga Primary School in Kilifi County,
- Julius Munguti Nzioka of Kwa Mulungu Primary School in Kitui,
- Abdikadir Isaack Sheik of Banisa Primary School in Mandera,
- Welly Hassan of Elan Primary School in Garissa
- Abdi Abey Abdullahi of Malaba Primary School in Wajir.
Four School heads in charge of best-performing special needs institutions were also recognised by TSC.
- Catherine Karanga of the Thika High School for the Visually Impaired in Kiambu County,
- Aggrey Warialo of Nalondo Primary School for the Disabled,
- Asli Muhamed Abdi of Wajir Special Needs School
- Margaret Njuguna of the Thika Primary School for the Visually Impaired.
Four School heads, whose learners topped the 2020 primary and secondary tests, were also feted.
- Kuria Willie Mwangi (Murang’a High School),
- Florah Mulatya (Kenya High School, Nairobi County),
- Lydia Nelima Namisi (Nzoia Sugar Primary School, Bungoma County)
- Mathew Masaku Wambua (Kari Mwailu Primary School in Makueni County).
Kenyan teachers who won continental awards were also recognised by Macharia.
- Peter Tabichi, the winner of the 2019 Global Teacher (Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani, Nakuru County);,
- Jane Kamiti, winner of the 2020 African Union Continental Teacher of the Year award (Othaya Girls’ Secondary Principal),
- Eric Otieno Ademba winner of 2019 African Union Continental Teacher of the Year award (Asumbi Girls’ High School in Homa Bay County)
In her remarks, TSC CEO Nancy Macharia also paid tribute to 90 teachers, who succumbed to Covid-19 in 2020.
“Allow me to celebrate posthumously our 90 heroes and heroines who succumbed to Covid-19 over the last year, some of them in the middle of their tireless efforts to ensure learning in our schools was back on track,” said Macharia.