The Ministry of education CS George Magoha on May 29th 2020 indicated that he had received an interim report on the re-opening of schools. The report was issued by the National Education Response Committee which was tasked with collecting views from the public and submitting a report on the best approaches to be used on re-opening schools.
Report on Re-opening of Schools
After receiving the report, the ministry of education was supposed to retreat and review it before announcing to the public when schools were likely to re-open.
However, in response after receiving the report today, Education CS George Magoha indicated that the ministry of education is concerned with the rising number of Coronavirus cases in Kenya over the past days. He had this to say “The Ministry of education indicates that it takes the projections (from the ministry of health) seriously, especially in view of the fact that more than 350 of our schools are being used as quarantine centers.”
The Ministry of Health had on 22nd May 2020 issued a statement projecting the rates of COVID-19 infections to hit a peak from August-September 2020.
Will Schools re-open?
In his own words, CS Magoha indicated that, “…Ministry will desist from focusing on school reopening dates and instead give priority to putting in place solid mitigation measures for the sector ecosystem”
This therefore means that schools will not re-open on June 4th 2020 as early thought. Students and Parents should not expect re-opening dates to be announced anytime soon.
We will publish an update once the Ministry of education has reviewed the report and determined the way froward.
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