Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has issued a new directive to head-teachers after schools reopened for Grade four, standard eight and form four learners today morning.
Speaking after a visit to Olympic Primary School in Kibera on Monday, October 12, to assess the learning situation after grade four, class eight and form four students reported back to school, Magoha said teachers will be required to have records on the learners’ health.
The CS asked teachers in schools across the country to draft a list of students with pre-existing conditions so as to provide them with extra care.
“I urge Principals and teachers to compile a list of learners with pre-existing conditions, for example, children with asthma, so that necessary attention can be given to them,” said Magoha.
Magoha further told school heads to liaise with health facilities aligned to them to offer care to the students with pre-existing conditions.
He said that schools must make it a mandatory the use of face masks, sanitizers and thermoguns.
With the rising cases of teenage pregnancies reported across the country during the pandemic, Magoha encouraged those affected to report back to school.
“For those children who are pregnant, I assure them that they have nothing to fear and should come back to school. Teachers should be empathic to them and give them assistance,” he added.
The CS also warned schools against rejecting students who failed to enroll for online when the schools were closed in the resumption