KNUT Secretary-General Wilson Sossion [Photo: Citizen]
Oct 7th, 2020 – Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), has supported the Education Ministry’s move to partially reopen primary and secondary schools, starting Monday next week.
KNUT Secretary-General Wilson Sossion, said the partial reopening, is in line with the stakeholder’s resolution recommendation, in order to assess the situation ahead of January.
“The government has done the right thing because schools should have reopened like yesterday,” said Sossion.
“The ministry should, however, ensure enough water, hand sanitizers and masks are availed, to every learner and teacher who will be in school,” he added.
At the same time, the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), confirmed its support for the reopening of schools, saying it was done with the recommendation of the National Education Response Committee.
“We also demand the immediate release of capitation funds to schools to help them develop mechanisms of coping with Covid-19,” said KUPPET Secretary-General, Akello Misori.
The partial reopening will see grade four learners, who are the pioneers of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), return together with class eight and form four candidates.
The term that begins on Monday, will run until 23rd of December 2020 and resume on 4th of January 2021.
The Ministry also announced that the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations, will begin from 22nd of March 2021, and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) from the 25th of March 2021.