Last Updated at: 2020-06-17 09:47:49
Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has 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
Education CS said this when touring schools in Vihiga and Kakamega counties to inspect the availability of water and other facilities ahead of the anticipated reopening of schools.
The CS promised that the government would provide water tanks to schools that have no access to water in order as adherence to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) guidelines on the reopening of schools.
He also promised that the government will provide two washable face masks to children in schools. "We want to get direction from the World Health Organization because every child back in school must wear a mask." Magoha said adding that those who can afford to buy more masks for their children or grandchildren will do so if they love them. "Don't start making noise when there are not there," noted Magoha
He emphasized that parents may have to go deeper into their pockets in providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for their children.
"We must tackle this problem together, it is the duty of government to provide thermo guns. What I have said is that, us together with you people, we shall apply the thermo guns." CS Magoha said.
"The government is not where it was two years go so that there is money where you just apply and it comes," stated Magoha.
On the issue of examination dates and the new timetabling, Magoha said that he was still in consultation with various stakeholders to find a suitable solution for everyone.
"If you all say that schools can't open on September 1st, as a messenger, I will give the report back to the owner of the process and tell him, 'your Excellency, the citizens have said this'," noted the CS.
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