Kakamega Senator Hon. Cleophas Malala has tabled a bill in the Senate that might force the government set aside funds to cushion BOM and non-teaching staff from the impact caused by COVID-19.
The bill which was approved on Tuesday this week is asking the state to explain measures it has put in place to cushion the vulnerable teachers employed by Board of Management and other school workers.
On 15th March,2020, president Uhuru Kenyatta ordered for closure of schools. The closure rendered the BOM teachers jobless and since together with other non-teaching staff have been going without salary. Life appears hell for majority of them who were depending on salaries.
This comes a time when the ministry of education has requested school heads to fill the NEMIS record. This is usually the record used by the government to disburse funds to schools. With other activities set to begin in preparation to January opening, schools have hope of receiving money soon to Carter for wages.
And this week, school administrators, prepared a duty roster for MODs to ensure at any time there is a teacher on the ground. This brings light amid Corona virus scare that has paralysed education sector in the country. Further, Kakamega senator showered some big hopes by moving a motion in Parliament seeking answers from the government about school funds.
These section of Kenyans are in for a smile should the government heed the calls to cushion them. This will also spare them mere from being taken for a ride by people for defaulting their bills.