The Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has urged school heads to ensure that they maintain high standards of sanitation during this corona period. He urged them to ensure that schools have enough washing points in preparation to receive students on Monday from half-term.
The CS also emphasized that schools should work on preventive measure than curative measures since this will reduce the number of times students and teachers visit the health facilities.
He also urged teachers to come out in large numbers to ensure that they have been vaccinated. He said this while holding a meeting with the KNUT leadership at his office Afya house Nairobi.
“I am appealing to the union officials to assist the Ministry in encouraging more teachers to come out and get vaccinated against the disease and also assist in the school feeding programme to enable reduce absenteeism in schools among pupils,” the CS told KNUT leaders.
The CS also indicated that by teachers going for vaccination, it will dispel the misguiding information about the vaccine since teachers are deemed learned people in the society.
The meeting that was held at Afya house was meant to deliberate on the nutrition and hygiene of students in schools.
The union officials in turn thanked the CS for according teachers priority in the ongoing vaccination exercise.
The union leaders also promised the CS that they will rally a campaign through their respective branches countrywide to encourage teachers and other citizens to get vaccinated.
The country is in the forefront to fight the invisible enemy, covid-19, since the government has also received equipment worth sh. 32.1 million from the World Health Organization ( WHO) with the European Union support ( ECHO Fund).