15 to 20 learners per class, Magoha sets fresh conditions for schools when reopened

15 to 20 learners per class, Magoha sets fresh conditions for schools when reopened

Education CS George Magoha has today announced a number of conditions to be observed after the reopening of schools in September 2020.

Speaking during a tour of Kilifi County, the CS directed that the maximum number of learners in a classroom would be between 15 and 20.

He further announced that teachers would be expected to report to their schools two weeks before the reopening date and that each learner to be provided with two masks.

All schools would also be equipped with thermo guns to aid in determining the temperatures of all individuals who will be seeking access to learning institutions.

All teachers are also expected to report to schools two weeks before the official opening date slated for September.

Its still not yet clear whether the government will implement the testing procedure for teachers. The CS had earlier made the announcement that all teachers will undergo a mandatory testing to prevent infections.

It is, however, not yet clear whether more teachers would be hired after the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) argued that the reopening plan would be unsuccessful if a deficit of 400,000 teachers was not covered for the new teacher-student ratio to be implemented.

The union was also concerned with the safety of the teachers it represents urging the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to suspend its delocalisation policy arguing that for safety to prevail, teachers should be posted in schools next to their places of residence.

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