During the 10th state of the nation address on Monday, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Education CS George Magoha will be releasing exact details on reopening of schools, universities and colleges. After a series of meetings with the education stake holders, the CS will give the final details of resumption of educational institutions.
The President directed the CS to convene a Stake holders’ meeting so that to come up with final recommendations.
“The Ministry (of Education) will then communicate to parents and students on a way forward in regards to their studies,” said President Uhuru.
The ministry has encountered a series of challenges in the reopening of schools. The social distancing being the greatest challenge. Many schools are not prepared for the reopening after closure due to CORONA Virus pandemic. The schools administrators have now echoed on the same. Lack of disbursement of funds to run schools being the latest challenge. The schools have in adequate infrastructure and acute shortage of teachers. Majority of the schools are bushy with no one to look after them.
CS Magoha had earlier announced that all primary and secondary schools would reopen in January next year, when the covid 19 infection curve would have flattened.
CS Magoha had announced the the 2020 academic year will be considered lost and learners will have to repeat their current classes next year.