The ministry of education has today appointed a 9-member committee to come up with proper strategies that will guide reopening of Basic Education Institutions(Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary, Teacher Training Colleges and Adult Education Institutions) in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
The committee whose work starts immediately is expected to explore possible ways to restore normalcy in the basic education sector and further review and reorganize academic calendar as part of Covid-19 post recovery strategy.
While launching the team at KICD Nairobi, Education CS Prof. Magoha asked the team to advice the ministry on ways of onboarding students/pupils when schools reopen.
Magoha also tasked the committee to come up with health and safety measures to be put in place for the pupils/students, teachers and entire school community.
The committee will also document all Covid-19 related matters, lessons learnt and recommendations for future preparedness.
The team, chaired by Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development Chairperson Sarah Ruto, will submit regular reports to Ministry of education on the implementation progress of covid-19 related programmes, a statement from the Education Ministry said on Tuesday.
Other members of the team are; Chairman, Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association Indimuli Kahi, Chairman, Kenya Primary Schools Heads Association Nicholas Gathemia, CEO, Kenya Private Schools Association Peter Ndoro and Chairman, Kenya Parents Association Nicholas Maiyo.
Also in the team are Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops Augustine Muthigani, Kenya Association for Independent International Schools Jane Mwangi, National Council of Churches of Kenya’s Nelson Makanda, Muslim Education Council’s Sheikh Munawar Khan and Chairman, Kenya Special Schools Heads Association Peter Sitienei.