President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the decision to re-open schools should not be subjected to debates but solely rely on the safety and well being of children.
Speaking during his 12th Presidential address on Covid19 on Monday evening, the Head of State has said that learning institutions should only be re-opened when the country is sufficiently able to guarantee the safety of all children in the country.
“On education our paramount consideration as government and also as parents is the safety and wellbeing of our children. The lives of our children and their heath is not a matter for debate. Learning institutions therefore should only be re-opened when we have and can sufficiently guarantee the safety of all our children. Let us not focus ourselves on when schools will be re-open, but how shall these schools open in a manner that protects our children and protects their lives and their health. Therefore, resumption of learning must be predicated to the strict adherence to the health protocols and guidelines as issued by the ministry of health. I call upon the cabinet secretary for education, once we have agreed on the how, he will there after immediately issue a calendar for the resumption of 2020 academic year if it is to be or if it’s going to be 2021” Said President Kenyatta.
The revelation casts more confusion to students, teachers and other education stakeholders after education Cabinet Secretary hinted that schools could re-open in early October 2020
In a circular sent to schools Magoha asked teachers to report to schools as early as last Friday and start preparing for re opening.