The Ministry of Health instructed that all learning institutions be closed on 20th March 2020 in an effort to combat the spread of CORONA VIRUS (COVID_19).
All schools have complied but what’s is surprising is that some DEBS are busy sending messages that only learners close and teachers should be reporting for work. Equally, some head teachers even without instructions from DEBS have asked teachers to be reporting for work.
Why do you want teachers to be reporting for work when there’s no work to do? If you as admins of schools feel bored to be at school alone with your deputy don’t subject teachers to risk of COVID_19. Countries all over the world are encouraging social distancing but here you want teachers to be reporting for work when they’ve been asked to stay home.
Our inbox is full of circulars and messages by some head teachers and DEBS threatening teachers who won’t be reporting for work. We will name and shame them if they’ll not close today.
All the weeks the teachers and pupils will not be coming to school will be compensated once the situation normalizes. Take it easy!
To borrow words from one Labour leader “These teachers ba head are not your children but workmates ” end of quote.