Education CS professor George Magoha on the morning of Sunday 14th June visited schools in the counties of Vihiga and Kakamega to inspect the availability of water and other facilities ahead of schools reopening in September.
While carrying on the inspection, CS George Magoha assured the country that all measures will be put in place to ensure safety of learners in schools before they are reopened for resumption of studies.
Earlier on this month, Education PS Dr. Belio Kipsang directed county directors of education to make an inventory of water supply in both primary and secondary schools.
In a circular dated 2nd June 2020, Education Ministry intended to get the data on the status of water supply in all schools across the country.
“The purpose of this circular is to ask you to collect, collate and compile the data on the status of water supply in all public and private schools under your jurisdiction.
“The compiled information in Excel Format (scanned) should be forwarded to the Director General on or before 5th June 2020,” stated education PS Dr. Belio Kipsang.
In his last address to the nation on Saturday 6th June, president Uhuru Kenyatta announced that schools will gradually reopen in September, 2020.
The Head of State further directed the Ministry of Education to come up with new school calendar by mid of August.
“Following stakeholders’ consultation in the education sector, Ministry of Education jointly with the Ministry of Education issued and publicised guidelines on a gradual and progressive return to normalcy in the education sector by the third term, that is from the 1st of September, 2020.
“Further, the ministry of education shall announce the new school calendar by the middle of the August,” stated President Uhuru.