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Nov, 9th 2020 – University Education and Research Principal Secretary, Simon Nabukwesi, is urging learners in both primary and secondary schools, not to panic, over the Covid-19 pandemic situation, in the country.
Speaking in Bungoma County, Nabukwesi told grade four, class eight and form four learners that they were better off being in school than being at home and not learning.
The PS also emphasized that the learners already in school are assured of safety as the government is keen in monitoring the situation. He also urged the learners to adhere to the protocols and measures put in place by the Ministry of Health to avoid contracting the virus.
He urged them to work hard and concentrate on their studies so as to move to the next level. he added that the government is determined to ensure that all learners return to school in January next year, that is grades one to three, classes five to seven and forms one to three.
Nabukwesi visited various institutions in Kanduyi and Mumias where desks and chairs were delivered under the government economic stimulus programme.
He commended the good work done by the school heads in their commitment and determination in ensuring that learning continues despite the pandemic.
He emphasized that the learners already in school will stay in school as the government is keen on monitoring the situation and keeping it under control to ensure that all the kids remain safe while in school.