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Magoha to Announce Schedule For Reopening Learning Institutions Tomorrow

Education CS Prof George Magoha will announce the schedule for the reopening of learning institutions tomorrow on Tuesday at 9.30am from the the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) headquarters, Nairobi.

This is following a presidential directive that ordered the ministry of education to work jointly with all stakeholders in a bid to to come up with 2020 academic calendar.

“The Ministry of Education shall jointly with all the stakeholders in the sector notify the public on the resumption of the 2020 Academic Calendar for Basic Education and Tertiary Institutions,” stated president Uhuru during his address to the nation on Monday from Harambee House.

Education Cabinet Secretary professor Magoha is expected to give a clear way forward on resumption of schools at all levels of learning institutions across the country.

The move by the head of state to lift cessation of movement into and out of three counties; Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera, is a clear indication that tertiary institutions are likely to reopen in September.

However, the biggest stumbling block is how each and every tutor will be tested for covid-19 status ahead of reopening.

Yesterday while speaking at Kenya School of Government Embu County the CS noted that all teachers must be tested before going to class.

“We must test all the teachers before they go to class. They are not many, but if a teacher is Covid-19 positive, he or she has to stay at home, ” the CS said.

Prof Magoha directed Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang to arrange the exercise, signalling that the colleges could resume operations soon.

“We must be careful before colleges are re-opened,” he said.

He also directed administrators to ensure a steady supply of water in all buildings and that toilets remain clean.

” There should be as many handwashing points for children as possible to ensure high hygiene standards,” he said.

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