Teachers from 2 primary schools in Kiambu County today reported back to school after the long compulsory holiday that saw schools close prematurely in March this year.
Nineteen teachers from Kiuu Primary school and 52 from Kiambu Township primary school reported to their respective schools as directed by the Government through the teacher’s service commission. (TSC)
In the neighboring Mahiga primary school, also a public school in Kasarani sub-county 22 Teachers similarly reported without fail as early as 8.00am.
By the time KNA toured the schools, the teachers had already registered their presence and were waiting for further directives from the school administration.
The headteacher of Mahiga primary school Mr. Apollo Ochieng Okoth told KNA that the teachers were ready to continue from where they left abruptly in first term following the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic that hit the country. The school has a population of 1,800 pupils.
He however added that only one teacher who broke her leg during the long holiday was unable to report to school as directed.
At Kiuu Primary school, the 19 teachers were catching up with events in the school compound and staffroom as they observed the MOH protocols of hand washing.
The deputy headteacher Ms. Beth Kariuki told KNA that the headteacher of the school Mr. Evans7 Kariuki had retired on June 30th ,2020 but that they were waiting for further instructions from him since he was yet to hand over.
At Kiambu Township, the headteacher Mr. John Mwania said business had begun in the school. By 12.00 noon, they had held 2 meetings and were about to go for the 3rd one before they were released for lunch.
He explained that he had divided the teachers into 4 different categories namely MOH protocols, curriculum delivery, Psycho-social support and time-tabling sub-committees which were all expected to meet today and map the way forward in readiness for learning.
He said the school owing to its location as it was situated in the CBD, there was need for them to prepare adequately so as to welcome the big large number of pupils. The school has 2200 pupils in 4 streams compared to Kiuu which has 813 from 2 streams.
By Lydia Shiloya