The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Wednesday, October 5, feted and celebrated 33 teachers for their deserved and exemplary role in promoting quality education within the country during the World Teachers Day celebrations.
The event was led by TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia at the (KSG) Kenya School of Government- Lower Kabete, disclosed that a total of 264 teachers would be honoured for beating the odds in a bid to push for effective and quality education.
TSC boss also assured that a section of teachers would also be recognised for winning national honours over the past two years, some of whom were awarded in 2022.
The list revealed that the renown Peter Tabichi who won the outstanding award in Commonwealth 2022, Joel Shunza Gitali who scooped the Anti-tobacco award by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Gerald Mutosi who captured the outstanding sculpture award.
During the meeting, TSC chair, Jamleck Muturi strongly acknowledged the pivotal role of teachers in building the nation and preparing the leaders of tomorrow despite encountering numerous challenges. “The Commission has been engaging with teachers during stakeholder forums. The aim is to get the true feeling of the environment in which our teachers work from. We note that our teachers are doing great work,” he stated.
Equally, Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Secretary General, Akelo Misori strongly urged the commission to lobby on behalf of all the teachers to the new administration.”We are the people who can transform education. We are not noisemakers, To the TSC chair, Jamleck Muturi we want you to address the stagnation of teachers of this country and ensure you lobby for the 58,000 teachers the new government has committed to give us. Expand the housing of teachers so that the new housing schemes will first accommodate teachers,” Misori urged.
Below are the outstanding personalities who were bestowed the presidential awards:
Mayoo Kipchumba- Kapsabet Boys High School.
Flora Mlatia- Kenya High School who has been topping in the list of well performing schools and she has been gradually improving extremely well despite the COVID pandemic times.
Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya.
Anyango Okebe- Anak dara primary
Amollo Anastacia- St Mary’s Lwak Girls
Kamau Phylis- Mahiga Girls
Peter Tabichi- Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School
Esther Njeri- Mureke
John Kuria- Mang’u High SchoolMaiyo Kipchumba – Kapsabet
Indimuli Kahi- Machakos
Head of State Commendations
Mulwa Mwendo- Inyokoni primary school.
Sally Kosegi- Bishop Muge Memorial
Koech Solomon- Kangaru school
Mugo Lucy- Karatina Girls
Abdi Ayub- Jamhuri High School
Emily Jerono- St luke preparatory
Inn Theolata- St Bridges Girls
Ali Yarow- Hudhile primary
Ryan Joseph- Achego primary
Losike Samuel- Nadwat primary school
Jilloh Abdullahi- Algani Girls primary
Cheruiyot Joseph – Kitait primary
Cecilia Teka- Lemek Namunyak Girls
Bruce Kirage- Nyaikuro HIGH School
Nyang’au Alfred- Mesabakwa Secondary School
Onyango Jared- Nyalenda secondary school
Kalwa Adif Dube- El wak Secondary
Nzioka Johnson Matheka- Donholm primary
Kuria Mwangi- Murang’a High
Catherine Wanja- Thika high school for the visually impaired.