President, parents, social distancing to determine reopening of schools

President, parents, social distancing to determine reopening of schools

Education CS George Magoha flanked by other stakeholders has said school reopening will solely depend on whether social distancing can be achieved in schools. The CS also said the bark stops with the president who will give the way forward on how and whether schools will reopen in September.

“This is a continous process that involves every stakeholder. We have the ministry of health here represented by doctor Ombija and doctor Mwachanda who represents the union……We have many options we have kept on narrowing the options and today we have discussed the options that are according to what is happening in the country at the moment”. Said the education CS flanked by TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia, teachers unions Knut represented by Wilson Sossion, together with Kuppet and Uasu officials.

“We have reached a concesus it is not my plea to tell you which concesus we have reached but in good time the owner of the process will inform you which process we have reached. The purpose of this is to tell you we are consulting because this is an all inclusive process so that by the time his excellency the president makes a pronouncement it will be an informed pronouncement.” continued the CS.

Professor Magoha also said parents are the biggest stakeholders and will determine if schools will reopen.

“The parents have advised that we dont open until we achieve stability which means until the curve is flattened and in my view the parents are the biggest stakeholders”. posed the CS.

The CS also said when they met governors two weeks ago they warned that they will not allow schools to reopen until the curve is flattened. The CS held the consultative meeting at the KICD buildings earlier today.


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