Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga has waded into the ongoing debate concerning the possibility of reopening schools by June.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has hugely hampered the operations in the country and the entire world and disrupted learning nationally.
In an interview with one of the local radio station on Tuesday, Raila said that the country should not rush to reopen schools at this time.
He said that the health of the children should be given the priority and that their upcoming final year examinations can be rescheduled.
“Hakuna haraka. Hata kama tumepoteza mwaka mmoja kusomesha watoto, afadhali tuupoteza lakini watoto wako hai kuliko kuharakisha eti waende kwa sababu wanaenda kufanya mtihani. Mtihani ni nini? Wanaeza kufanya mwaka huu na wakikosa wanaezafanya mwaka mwingine (There is no rush to reopen schools. Even if we’ve lost time, students should not resume classes just to do exams, their lives are much more important than exams which can wait even to the next year)” Raila said.