Schools Not Closing But Reopening For The Rest Of Learners May Take Longer, Magoha Says

Schools Not Closing But Reopening For The Rest Of Learners May Take Longer, Magoha Says

Last Updated at: 2020-10-26 16:30:01

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has ruled out the closure of schools due to coronavirus crises reported in schools noting that the small holes of infections in schools are being observed strictly.

“We are auditing processes that took place over the last two weeks. Any decision to be made will be based on facts. Nobody is thinking of closing schools again and nobody is thinking of rushing to reopen the others.” He said.

The Education CS, who visited Kakamega County on Friday to scrutinise production units for desks distributed to primary and schools, said his visits are to ensure desks meet specifications and are of a good feature before payments are processed.

Reopening Of School May Take Longer.

Magoha noted that the rest of learners may take longer to return to schools adding that no dates were given.

“That date of October 26 belonged to the media. What we said is that we were going to monitor how everything is going and shall make an announcement in consultation with the Interior and Health ministries.”

The professor emphasised that the infections in learning institutions are a picture of the circumstances among communities in specific areas and that the reopening of clubs and bars has led to a spike in the rate of infections.

He joined Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Mercy Mwangangi in noting that the ministry has taken steps to restrain the spread of the virus and that there is “nothing to worry about”.

“We have had small pockets of outbreaks in places such as Mombasa, which have necessitated certain actions, for example, the closure of schools for two weeks, but we are happy nothing serious has happened,” he said.

Magoha said public and private universities teachers’ training colleges (TTCs) and TVETs, have also resumed and that there is no reason for worry.

The Education CS further remarked that it is not the Education ministry’s obligation to shut schools over health anxieties as such a determination is explained under the Public Health Act, he said.

“We are happy that we reopened schools for three million of our children in Grade Four, Standard Eight and Form Four. We are also very happy to announce that nothing major has happened that can shake our resolve.” He noted.

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Hery Nov 24, 2020 | 17:10:19

How I wish all counties could do the same. Covid-19 is real and schools are affected

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Michael Nov 12, 2020 | 13:15:27

Tsc is lying about promotion of teachers yet some have stayed for over ten years without promotion. Parliamentary committee on education look into this problem.

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Madina Oct 22, 2020 | 16:01:01

Kama shule haina darasa la wanafunzi watahiniwa,na walimu wote wako shuleni,hamhisi Kuwa ni seals gumu Kuwa idle tafadhali

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Mercy Karanja Oct 7, 2020 | 17:38:29

Amazing, thanks Teachers Updates for understanding what we really want. I have found the merit list for Mombasa County and I am confident I will win that position. Lets meet on ground fam 🙏

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 Oct 21, 2020 | 15:29:49

Ok

Hendrick Oct 5, 2020 | 08:49:34

Is there a county called Bungoma in this country??Why ist not reflecting there please.

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 Oct 17, 2020 | 06:27:53

Yes l come from Bungoma County, located in western region. Is among luhya based county, neighborhood to Trans Nzoia county,Kakamega county Vihiga county and Busia

 Oct 5, 2020 | 16:10:54

Yes we have Bungoma cou2

BARRAK WERE Sep 17, 2020 | 13:40:54

That number nine i think is fake, and why do they want all these documents and yet we scanned and send to them, it is just a formality which disadvantages other, most of the doctors are on strike, who will fill that form, why not private hospitals? Even the public hospital doctors do not examin, they just fill the form, what they yearn for is just money.

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jay Sep 14, 2020 | 12:06:01

Fake announcement NO money was released to pay BOM teacher #PAYBOMSALARY

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 Oct 12, 2020 | 10:02:34

I work under BOM and I was paid, consult with your principal.

 Sep 19, 2020 | 06:15:37

They should be employed instead

Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:56:03

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:56:02

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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 Oct 1, 2020 | 16:40:43

uygyufyfyug

 Sep 25, 2020 | 13:56:51

We aint

Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:55:33

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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 Oct 9, 2020 | 09:47:00

The money honestly speaking was paid.I am a bom teacher and I received the boom

 Sep 20, 2020 | 10:40:51

Hapo sisemi kitu🙄

Weta Makio Sep 9, 2020 | 05:28:50

They should open schools.. Enough looting has been done in the two ministries to benefit a few individuals... They should not kill the education of the common child when their kids are learning online

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 Nov 3, 2020 | 15:40:38

If Kolanya is just few population at shool,what about the all shool.do we mean that all population will be affected. If it so shool remain close.education must take when environment allows.

 Nov 3, 2020 | 15:40:38

If Kolanya is just few population at shool,what about the all shool.do we mean that all population will be affected. If it so shool remain close.education must take when environment allows.

 Sep 15, 2020 | 04:38:23

Just help us to learn online

Erick Sep 6, 2020 | 11:05:03

#paybomsalary

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 Sep 8, 2020 | 11:06:34

Hoping that this has reached the destination.bom teachers are depressed.

 Sep 6, 2020 | 16:11:22

Where do BOG trainers in tvet institutions fall here, are they included too?

 Sep 6, 2020 | 14:22:31

Coushion Tvet Bom teachers too life is getting hard n hard every day

 Sep 6, 2020 | 11:52:43

MOE CS should resign with his advisors

Evangeline Ngoci Sep 5, 2020 | 13:57:57

Yes , as a tvet bom teacher am almost giving up in life, please Prof. Magoha help us

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 Sep 10, 2020 | 13:21:56

What is up to date?

 Sep 10, 2020 | 08:21:07

What you told as date of reopen school