Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha [photo: Nairobi News]
Nov, 3rd 2020 – Education CS George Magoha is expected to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday, 4th of November, to go over plan to fully reopen learning institutions.
While inspecting the delivery of desks at the Mukuru Primary School in Nairobi, Magoha said that children are better off at school hinting on the possibility of an earlier reopening amid surge of Covid-19 numbers.
He said, “Opening for other students there is consultations in all government levels. On Wednesday we will engage the President then we will call for our internal meeting. We have decided as government for now, that those students who are in school should continue to be in school because life must continue as long as you obey the protocols given.”
The CS last Thursday said that the ministry will soon be meeting stakeholders to reach a consensus on the reopening of schools. He further called for calm noting that the ministry is handling the breakout of Covid-19 at Maranda High school asserting that the matter is under control as the student shave been isolated.
On Monday, Magoha said, “As we watch this week lets us not be too intrusive, we are hoping for the very best. At the right time we shall open for the rest of the students.“
Speaking on the supply of desks in schools, Magoha said that the Education Ministry officials have been stationed across the nation to ensure that desks are delivered as per the government specifications.
He said, “Every school in Nairobi shall get the desks. Payment will be through M-Pesa. There is a small percentage of artisans who haven’t been cooperative.“