Ministry of Education Issues Directive on School Reopening
Following the directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta to suspend all physical learning in all learning institution until further notice, the ministry of education has come up with a roadmap on plans for the next school reopening dates.
Education PS Dr Julius Jwan has stated that they will analyse the Covid-19 pandemic at the end of April 2021 to ascertain whether students will resume normal classes or not.
He further added that the decision will be based on advise provided by the Ministry of health in colaboration with other education stakeholders.
However, Dr Jwan said the final decision will squarely lay with Education CS Prof Magoha and his health counterpart Dr. Mutahi Kagwe.
The Head of State durng his public address on Friday 26th cautioned that the virus may flatten within 60 days, thus causing speculation on reopening dates and the academic calendar.
“This wave is expected to peak in the next 30 days with more than 2,500 to 3,000 cases reported daily. Based on experience, this peak will flatten only by Mid-May 2021, which is about 60 days from now (March 26).” President Kenyatta stated
Already, Knut secretary general Wilson Sossion has cautioned the government against extending the school reopening dates stating it will worsen the already worrying situations in our school.
While speaking to Citizen TV yesterday, Sossion said teachers had a rough time dealing with learners who had overstayed at home following the indefinate closure that was announced last year.
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He said indiscipline cases among learners have show to be on the upward trend when they overstay at home.