Education cabinet secretary George Magoha [photo: Nation]
Nov, 4th 2020 – The education Ministry is set to meet with President Uhuru Kenyatta and the council of governors today to discuss the full reopening of schools.
Education CS George Magoha earlier said schools are the safest environment for learners, even as the Covid-19 infection rate continues to surge.
After three failed attempts to open the remaining classes, grade one to three, classes 5 to seven and forms one to three due to the unpredictable patterns of the virus, the stakeholders’ meeting chaired by Uhuru is set to make tough decisions.
Magoha ealier said that the meeting will decide the fate of learners. “There is consultation at every level of the government and as you are aware, president Uhuru Kenyatta will engage governors and other stakeholders.“
“We shall then decide to call our own internal stakeholders so that we can make a decision for the children at home.” He Further hinted the resumption shall include in-person learning for pre-primary, Grades one to three, Class five to seven and Form one to three students.
The next two weeks are critical in determining whether it would still be possible to recover lost time for this year’s academic calendar.