Teachers To Undergo COVID-19 Testing and Retesting After 14 Days

Teachers To Undergo COVID-19 Testing and Retesting After 14 Days

Last Updated at: 2020-07-15 08:57:49

Education CS Professor George Magoha on Sunday directed all Teachers Training College educators to undergo Covid-19 testing, as a measure to ensure that learners are safe from the disease once the institutions re-open.

The Education CS promised Kenyans that learning institutions will only open if the government will be certain that all Covid-19 precaution measures are adhered to in schools and colleges. Speaking in Embu County where he had visited the Kenya School of Government, Magoha directed that all TTC teachers be tested about two weeks before reopening the institutions to ensure the safety of over 13 million people at the TTC institutions. 

The proffer said that teachers and all the non-teaching staff will be retested again 14 days after reopening as it will be a continuous process. Hinting a sooner resumption of studies, education permanent secretary Belio Kipsang has been tasked with the planning of the exercise.

The school administrators have been directed further to quickly ensure enough and clean supply of water in all structures and good hygiene is maintained especially in the toilets. Magoha noted that handwashing points for learners should be as many possible to guarantee good hygiene standards. He emphasized on social distancing when learning institutions will be reopened. 

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address the nation on Monday to give the nation an economical revival plan even as Covid-19 continues to affect the global economy.

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Stefan Aug 9, 2020 | 11:31:05

Is hight time this MoE need to do sth positive on these vulnerable trs

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