Education CS Prof George Magoha announced that schools are set for reopening on June 4 as the country continues with the fight against COVID-19.
While speaking during the daily briefings on the coronavirus pandemic, the CS announced that they had not agreed as a government on postponing the national exams slated for October and November.
“We are going to shift the school calendar if it will be necessary. Would you rather send your children to school with these news you are getting on Covid-19 situation?” Magoha posed.
“When the government opens schools, we shall treat all children as equal and they will get content they didn’t get. I’m focusing on the disease and not opening schools.”
Prof. Magoha: When the govt opens schools, we shall treat all children as equal and they will get content they didn’t get. I’m focusing on the disease and not opening schools. #covid19kenya pic.twitter.com/txiCy4lMSk
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This follows a surge in the number of cases in the country after Health CAS Rashid Aman announced 30 new cases bringing the total number to 465. Out of these, 19 are from Mombasa and eight from Nairobi.
Moreover, Bungoma joins the counties with COVID-19 cases with Kitui also registering one case.
The CAS also expressed the government’s disappointment over Kenyan’s failure to avail themselves for testing.
“There are countries where people beg to be tested yet their countries can’t. I want to appeal to Kenyans in the targeted areas to willingly go and be tested. The tests are FREE! ” Aman said.