Anxiety as Magoha is expected to announce schools reopening dates

By Susan Njire

Anxiety have grappled Kenyan students and even Education stakeholders who are more than happy to go back to school after six months since schools were closed down in March due to covid-19. Last week Education CS George Magoha said that in three weeks time if the positivity rate falls at 5% then the ministry will have no choice but to reopen schools.

This week the education cabinet secretary is expected to shed more light on the reopening dates by announcing possible reopening dates for the schools. The reporting back is expected to be done in a procedural way with each level having it’s own date of reporting. This will be done so as to prevent possible transmission of the virus to a wider population.

The ministries guidelines are expected to be released soon and must be followed to the latter immediately the schools are reopened. On the other hand, Deputy President William Ruto has assured parents and other stakeholders that no decision will be made by the government without extensive consultations with all the stakeholders in our education sector because children are sensitive to any nation

He said,“I assure all citizens across Kenya that we will consult extensively and ensure that our children will only go back to school after we are sure that they are safe.” In the meantime the reopening dates are yet to be communicated.

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