Education CS Magoha had previously announced that schools will resume in January 2021.
His decision has caused so much discussion. And at some point, the parents of school-going children threatened to go to court.
Because they are tired of the wait, seeing that other businesses are running normally.
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CS Magoha has however said that his ministry is in the process of ensuring that all students will be safe in reopening.
Speaking in Migori county as he examined the level of preparedness in schools, Magoha has said that schools may be reopened earlier. Because there is a notable decline in the number of positive coronavirus cases.
So according to him, if the number of cases continues to go low, the learners may resume schools sooner than expected.
As far as the government is concerned, ours is to open the learning institutions like yesterday. The bottom line is our children should be reasonably safe when they return. We are doing everything possible including enduring water sources and sanitizers are available. ..we are even in the process of providing masks where possible.said the CS
Magoha said that the Ministry Of Education is still awaiting further advice from the Ministry Of Health.
However, the CS noted that the virus is seemingly stagnating. So if the situation continues, they are willing and ready to look at the reopening of schools.
Magoha who has been inspecting schools said that the TVET institutions might open. As soon as September for examination classes.