School reopening to be postponed if This happens, says CS Magoha and kagwe

The Secretaries of the Health and Education Cabinet issued conditions for the opening of schools scheduled for Monday, May 10.

Appearing in an interview with Citizen TV on Monday, April 26, Cabinet Secretary of Health Mutahi Kagwe said they were reviewing Covid-19’s confidence level.

The CS also said they were examining the daily record cases and double-tracking variables in India after which they would make an informed decision on whether to reopen schools or not.

He emphasized the need to focus on parental and student safety. Kagwe acknowledged that some students live in diseased areas such as Nakuru, Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, and Kajiado Counties which are currently under closure and movement.

The closure and end of the movement is expected to end on May 29, in the 19 days that schools have reopened.

“If the level of self-esteem rises and parents and students are at risk, then we will be forced to postpone (reopening). There is no way we can endanger the lives of our children at the same time.

“The reopening of schools is a major concern and we will look at development. At the meeting we had, we were well informed by CS Magoha. We hope that (the Department of Education) is taking adequate action at the moment and they are facing the epidemic in a better way, ”said Kagwe praising Magoha.

Kagwe assured parents that they were fighting the problem in schools and that teacher immunizations would prevent the spread of the virus in educational institutions.

“The biggest threat when it comes to schools is not students. The challenge is for school staff and teachers. We have vaccinated teachers and we are confident that we can still cope with this epidemic.

“The situation is wet and decisions will be made as we look at and change them,” said Kagwe.

Professor Magoha of Education called on all students and parents to prepare for the reopening of the schools but was on the run on the opening day. Magoha announced that face-to-face reading could resume on Monday, May 10.

“The list is still there as we decided at the beginning of the year and by the grace of God, the children will arrive at school on time,” said Magoha.

Kagwe confirmed that the level of confidence was declining following the suspension of President Kenyatta’s disappearance and detention.

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