Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha says all institutions of basic and higher learning in Kenya will reopen in January 2021, and not any time earlier.
Magoha, who toured Pwani University on Wednesday to evaluate the institution’s COVID-19 preparedness, said the media has been misquoting him on the schools’ reopening date issue, hence “making me look like a fool before the eyes of Kenyans”.
“I will not, and shall not say anything in regard to the reopening of schools in Kenya. The Fourth Estate (the media) has continued to religiously write what I have not said [about that topic],” said Magoha while addressing journalists at Pwani University.
Magoha, however, stated that the Government’s position on learning resumption date has not changed, and that it remains to be January 2021.
“That position has not changed,” said Magoha. “However, we may relook the [schools’ reopening date] issue depending on how the virus behaves.”