Ministry issues fresh directive a day after teachers were ordered back to school

Ministry issues fresh directive a day after teachers were ordered back to school

Just a day after teachers were recalled to report back to schools by Monday 28th the Ministry of Education has issued a fresh directive that raises eyebrows over school reopening date.

Yesterdyay the TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia urged teachers to report back to school to prepare for the eventual reopening of the basic learning institutions between by Monday 28th of September.

Though Education CS says they are yet to announce when learners will officially resume learning this latest circular has cast aspersions over possible October reopening as proposed by the Task-force.

The Task-force led by Dr. Sarah Ruto settled for October reopening of all basic learning institutions. The team presented its report to the CS yesterday.

However, Education CS George Magoha said the reccomendations by the committee will be tabled before a larger committee after which, the official date for school’s re-opening will be given.

“It is not for me to give the date for the re-opening, I will table this report before a larger committee for a deliberation on the actual date for the resumption of schooling,” Prof. Magoha said.

The scattered re-opening will see candidates report to school first; with the rest of the students expected back in a few weeks.

Standard Seven, Standard Eight, Form Three and Form Four students will be expected in school’s first.

The team led by Dr. Sarah Ruto was tasked to come up with modalities on how reopening of schools should be done and present a report to the CS today.

Below is the circular that Education PS Belio Kipsang sent ahead of preparations for reopening of schools.

SUBJECT: VACATION FROM PUBLIC LEARNING INSTITUTIONS  QUARANTINE FACILITIES

Reference is made to the above subject  matter.

It is noted that  the COVID 19 curve has been flattening, arising from this there is consensus among education stakeholders that schools will reopen earlier than anticipated.

Arising  from the above, and aware that the public schools were used both as quarantine and isolation  facilities, we are requesting that  these schools are vacated and fumigated by the 28th September, 202O to enable the heads of schools  to prepare them for eventual reopening.

Thank you for your continued support.

Dr. Belio R. Kipsang

PRINCIPAL SECRETARY

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