Teachers need a reliable medical scheme

A healthy and productive teaching force is the cornerstone of a vibrant education sector.

In Summary

• Frequent illness results in reduced productivity and absenteeism thus disrupting learning. Teachers are exposed to a lot of stress significantly affecting their mental health.

• With the escalating cost of healthcare and rising incidence of serious ailments such as cancer, teachers will be exposed to financial risk and poverty.

This month, Kenya joined other countries in celebrating World Teachers’ Day.

The highlights were the ongoing curriculum reforms, digital literacy, competency based curriculum, among other ...

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