Magoha Tells Parents to prepare for learning resumption.

Schools May Reopen in September as CS Magoha Urges Parents to Prepare their Children

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After months of speculations and uncertainties over the resumption of learning in Kenyan schools, learners now have a reason to smile as CS Magoha says schooling reopening is not cast on stone.

Education CS George Magoha now says that parents should prepare their children as schools may reopen if the covid-19 cases continue to reduce in a fortnight.

While on a tour of Makueni County, the CS said that preparations are in high gear even as the Coronavirus committee will have a sit down to review reopening dates.

Although he noted that the final decision shall come from President Uhuru Kenyatta, Magoha said that the next three weeks will be crucial in determining whether to reopen schools, as the flattening of the coronavirus curve will inform the president’s decision.

“We really must get our children to schools. We want to see whether we can reopen earlier and conditions

CS Magoha speaks on resumption of learning in schools
Education CS while on a tour of Wote Technical Training College in Makueni on Friday August 28. Image/Standard Media

will determine,” Magoha said.

“We are observing the curve and when it hits 5% in the next three weeks, we then can sit down and make hard decisions together” said Magoha as he toured Wote Technical Training College to assess the level of preparedness for resumption of learning.

At the same time, the tough speaking Education CS lambasted management of technical colleges for the laxity in preparation to get learners back to class.

The CS noted that it was the prerogative of college heads to work closely with the ministry of interior in sourcing cheaper labour through the Kazi Mtaani program that is employing thousands of youths.

He also warned school heads not to engage in corrupt practices as the government seeks to disburse funds for reopening preparation.

On working with Fred Mating’I, Magoha stated: “We are creating a system where every public secondary school gets between 50 and 100 desks. However, we are going to implement this with the help of the Interior Ministry to ensure no public money is lost and also have on board all youth leaders in every sub-county,”

The government has been in the past week under immense pressure from World Health Organization to urgently consider reopening schools in September.

 

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4 Comments

  1. We hope we resume ASAP . We’re tired parents are tired of us but can’t say it

  2. James Shiundu

    Really hope to open

  3. Schools should not re_open this year Because students are not prepared for this ,it should be on January

  4. Thinking of reopening schools in September not considering the fate of the little pre school kids,do the even have an idea what socual distancing is when playing???? Alafu mnataka fees zitoke wapi

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