× Digital News Videos Health & Science Opinion Education Columnists Lifestyle Cartoons Moi Cabinets Kibaki Cabinets Arts & Culture Gender Podcasts E-Paper Tributes Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

TSC Covid-19 medical cover for teachers

By Frank Otieno | January 8th 2021
Grade 3 Kiswahili teacher instructs learners at Sparki Primary School in Mombasa. [Omondi Onyango, Standard]

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has embarked on measures to ensure safety of teachers under its employment. 

Cognizant of the medical challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic, TSC has negotiated with the commission's medical insurance provider (MINET-AoN), to cover all teachers who may suffer from the deadly virus.

In a press release dated January 6, 2021, the teachers’ employer stated that it is working closely with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to provide psycho-social support to teachers that are in need of the services, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

TSC has in its workforce, 337,432 teachers in 30,000 public primary and post-primary schools.

The commission released data as of January 6, 2021, showing COVID-19 cases among teachers since March 2020, totaling 345, this being 0.10 percent of the teacher population.

So far, deceased cases stand at 36, recoveries are 209, nine are hospitalised, while those currently under home-based care are 92. 

Covid 19 Time Series


Share this story
Covid-19: Kenya records 221 new infections
The Ministry of Health on Friday announced 221 new Covid-19 infections from a sample size of 6,190.
Diabetes: Insulin now an essential drug
Listing NCDs is a relief to Kenyans like 65-year-old Kahuho Mathai from Nyeri County, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.