Are schools and colleges opening any time soon? Uhuru clears the air.

President Kenyatta on 27th cleared doubts on reopening learning institutions.

He said that the government will give a clear roadmap soon.

He asked Education CS George Magoha to convene a meeting with stakeholders within Education docket in order to discuss how reopening of schools will be done.

“I want to clear the doubt and fear that parents have been having concerning our children and when schools, colleges and universities will reopen,” said President Kenyatta.

He said the stakeholders are to have a meeting soon after which the dates for reopening schools will be communicated.

Tertiary institutions were to open this coming September , but going by the preavailing conditions,some such as university of Nairobi have opted to reopen in January.

The Institutions’ heads have been tirelessly working to ensure that covid-19 mitigation measures are put in place ahead of re-opening.

Education CS and his team has been touring various institutions to assess their level of preparedness.

He had earlier said that Basic learning centres will resume learning in January.

Prof Magoha also anounced that National examinations ,KCPE and KCSE were pushed to November 2021.

Besides,he declared this year’s callender null and void and assured parents that the Institutions will resume where they stopped despite the online classes.

Tertiary institutions are required to put in place ministry of health measures before reopening.

Some of these include;

  • Foot operated
  • Automatic sanitiser
  • Dispensers
  • Gun thermometers
  • Equipped isolation facilities.
  • Protective gear
  • Face masks readily available within the institutions.

University chiefs are expected to ensure clean running water and soap for hand-washing, sanitisers and frequent cleaning and sanitising of frequently touched objects such as doors, knobs, light switches and stair railings.

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