Kerala Education Minister tells non-vaccinated teaching, non-teaching staff to stay at home

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government cannot encourage the attitude of some non-teaching and non-teaching staff coming to schools, state education minister V Shivankutty said on Sunday (November 28).

He said such a matter would be brought to the notice of the committee, which handles the COVID-19 protocol as it is a matter of safety of children.

Shivankutty said, “We are not forcing them (staff) but have asked them to stay at home. In the guidelines issued just before the reopening of schools, we have made it clear that all teaching and Non-teaching staff should be vaccinated.” told reporters here.

Some teachers are coming without schools taking a vaccine doseDespite the instructions of the authorities.

“The state government and education department cannot in any way support his decision not to take vaccines. Most of the teachers are in support of vaccination and they have followed the process. It is a matter of safety of our children and our state. ” Shivankutty added.

He said that about 5,000 teaching and non-teaching staff Vaccination has not been done yet.
Schools in the state were reopened on November 1 after being closed for more than a year and a half due to the COVID pandemic.

The minister said that those who cannot take the vaccine due to health problems should inform the concerned authorities. He also urged the public to stand with the state government to ensure the safety of the society.

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