Magoha: Teachers and Learners To Receive Full Medical Cover For Covid-19
Education Cabinet Secretary, Professor George Magoha, has revealed the Government’s plans to introduce an insurance scheme that will cover Covid-19 related infections among all learners in Kenyan schools.
The education boss made these revelations during his tour of selected School in West Pokot County, where he appreciated the enhanced civil servants’ medical scheme, which includes teachers.
In the civil servants’ medical scheme, all TSC employed teachers will receive a full medical cover which will cater for Covid-19 related medical expenses.
He applauded teachers for ensuring that learners follow the Covid-19 protocols, as set by the ministry of health.
“In every school, I have gone to, whether impromptu or on notice, it’s very encouraging to see teachers continuing with their work. As far as I am concerned life must continue, but we must follow Covid-19 protocols from the Ministry of Health,” he added.
Magoha urged education stakeholders to seek safe ways to keep children in school as they continue to learn, as it is not fair for learners to stay at home.
During his press statement, Magoha assured the artisans who won the Sh1.9 billion tender to supply desks to primary and secondary schools under the economic stimulus project that they will be paid soon. He appreciated the work that the artisans did; saying that the desks had met the standards set by the ministry.
“The desks I have seen are of good quality. The local artisans have done a tremendous job and they should receive their payment by the end of the week,” Magoha said.
The CS noted the infrastructural challenges that most schools face and promised that his ministry is fast tracking disbursements of funds, to construct more classrooms.